Saturday, March 9, 2019

Sunday Sunspots

I call them sunspots, because that's what they look like. Not rainbows, but spots. Most people call them Sundogs or Mock suns. Their scientific name is Parhelia. They usually appear toward the end of the day when the sun is closer to the horizon. Here are a few that I have seen over the last few years.







“Look up and behold Heaven's gallery of art, with its countless, ever-changing, golden pictures of beauty, illuminating the gorgeous curtain of ethereal blue.”
 ~James Lendall Basfor

14 comments:

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

whatever they are called, they are beautiful Ginny. Hope you had a lovely birthday yesterday.

MadSnapper said...

Look up and behold, the heavens parhelia... i love that word and have never heard it before... these are beautiful.. it is hard to choose but i think number one is number one for me, although number 2 could be number 1.

DeniseinVA said...

Beautifully captured and well spotted. I haven’t noticed one of these in years.

George said...

They're beautiful by any name.

The Feminine Energy said...

What beautiful pictures, Ginny! I needed them today. Love, Andrea xoxo

photowannabe said...

So lovely...God's Masterpiece.

Hootin' Anni said...

Outstanding!!

Tamago said...

What beautiful photos of the sunspots! I love the shape of cloud in second and third photos, too.
I think my coworker once referred sunspots as Sundogs :-)

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I have never really known what they were called before. I like the term sundog. It sounds like a story that Native Americans might have told.

Rose said...

Whatever you call them, I call them beautiful!

Ruth Hiebert said...

I call them sundogs as well. This past winter I have even seen them around midday, but it has been exceptionally cold's that may be the reason.They sure do make lovely pictures.

Lois said...

Nice photos. I don't think I've ever noticed them before, but I will look from now on!

Ann said...

I've heard them called sundogs before. I don't think I have ever noticed one before. I need to pay more attention. They are really pretty and I especially love the look of the first picture with that beautiful blue sky

Chatty Crone said...

Ginny you must live your life looking all around everywhere. That is so cool.

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