Sundance with a sundog

2 01 2016

Sundance and sundog!

Does it get any more gorgeous on the very first day of the very New Year?!

Sundance rocked the sundog that appeared over Spring Creek Basin late in the afternoon of January the very 1st, 20SIXTEEN! (Can you believe it?!)

From Wikipedia: “Sun dogs are a member of a large family of halos, created by light interacting with ice crystals in the atmosphere. Sun dogs typically appear as two subtly colored patches of light to the left and right of the sun, approximately 22° distant and at the same elevation above the horizon as the sun. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season, but they are not always obvious or bright. Sun dogs are best seen and are most conspicuous when the sun is close to the horizon.”

I’d add that they’re also best seen while highlighting fabulous mustangs. 🙂

Houdini and Alegre under New Year's Day's sundog!

Oh em wonderful-gee. 🙂 What a beautiful day, the first of the rest of the year!

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10 responses

2 01 2016
Irmgard

Just absolutely positively fabulously magical. MAGICAL! May all of 2016 be fabulous for you and yours!

3 01 2016
TJ

Ah, yes, that’s what I thought, too: simply magical and a perfect start to 2016! Happy New Year to you, too, Irmgard!

2 01 2016
Lin Kerns

Happy New Year and many thanks for all your shares. How apropos that we should see such a fantastic sight on the first day of the year!

3 01 2016
TJ

Agreed. 🙂

2 01 2016
Sue Story

Tj, we saw those sun dogs too yesterday. But they look far better back lighting wonderful mustangs than they did outside our kitchen window! Great photo.

3 01 2016
TJ

It seems that many people saw the sundogs all over the region! How cool!

3 01 2016
Elise

so gorgeous! where would be the best place to see the SCB herd? Where do they usually migrate to?

3 01 2016
TJ

The best place to see our Spring Creek Basin mustangs is IN Spring Creek Basin. They’re contained within the herd management area by fences and natural boundaries. So they can’t migrate out. As to where they might be within the basin, that depends on the day. 🙂

4 01 2016
puller9

Fabulous!

10 09 2017
Karen Keene Day

Simply amazing!!:)

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