Friday, April 22, 2016

Earth Day 2016

I love you Earth

Earth is beautiful,
You is beautiful,
I is beautiful,
Sky is beautiful,
Land is beautiful,
Ocean is beautiful,
Plant is beautiful,
Animal is beautiful,
Insect is beautiful,
Bird is beautiful.

The world rejoices.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

A late winter smile

On a lovely, perfectly warm Monday afternoon, as I was heading down my back deck stairs, I looked up to see a beautiful smile-shaped rainbow high in the sky, high above the sun. It was stunningly beautiful.

It is an atmospheric phenomena know as a Circumzinithal arc.

You can try sighting one - this was my first and I look-up frequently - when the sun is low in the sky.

A CZA is often accompanied by sun dogs, those small patches of rainbow on either side of the sun.

This CZA appeared alone without sun dogs.