Sunrise Sundogs (not!)

This morning when I drove CD to work, the rising sun was shining through light flurries of diamond dust that had collected on the trees lining the nearby creek during our nine-inch snowfall a couple of days ago and was now gradually being lifted by the light morning breeze.  A pair of strong sundogs had formed, the best I’ve seen in years, and I immediately regretted not having followed the advice I had recently given to one of my photo friends, always to carry a camera to be ready for the unexpected.  I guess some people never learn.  Anyway, without breaking any speed or other traffic laws, I came back after I’d dropped her off, grabbed the camera, Limo’s long leash, my hat, and my Sorel boots, and hiked along the creek until I reached the spot I wanted for the right perspective.  My photo angel, however, had a lesson in store for me, supplanting the rare treat I had missed by being unprepared.  As I approached my chosen vantage point, I watched the right sundog fade and—just as I got into position—disappear completely.  Ah, well, it was still a very pretty sight (and a very good bit of refreshing morning exercise).

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Welcome to Krikit Arts! I'm a veterinarian; photographer; finger-style guitarist, composer, instructor, and singer/songwriter; fisherman; and fly-tyer. Please enjoy--and please respect my full rights to all photos on this Website!
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4 Responses to Sunrise Sundogs (not!)

  1. niki says:

    I think it’s a beautiful picture! I love those trees in the sunlight :) As for the sundogs…maybe you’ll have another chance.

    • krikitarts says:

      I hope so, and I trust that I’ll have another chance. They are usually very fleeting, and seldom seem to be where I’d like them to be relative to other things that I’d like to include in a photograph. Must remember to take my own advice and carry a camera–maybe instead of my cell phone!

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