after sunrise on Saturday morning (9/28) I walked out on the deck to look at
the crepuscular rays. My brother-in-law Gary, who was visiting from
Kauai with his wife Lynne, came out to see. We watched the light change
and thought we could make out just the faintest hint of a 22 degree halo
in the rays. Such a nice sight. I told him and Lynne that the sky
looked like it might produce some iridescent clouds. We were pretty
happy about that. I've been wanting someone in the family to see this
then it happened. We had to go out in the front of the house and stand
in the shadows to see the hints of color at the apex of the roof line, where the sun was completely blocked.
The colors were changing so fast, going to pinks and greens, blues and
lavender. It was wonderful.
Roger took this pic of us watching the sky. It made me so happy to share this with them.
short while later Roger called me outside to see this. So lovely,
like a portal into another world, we all agreed. It was a "beam me up,
then, the piece de resistance-- this iridescent cloud was as beautiful
as I could have wished for. The really cool and interesting thing (to
me, of course) is that this stunning display of deep hued colors comes
almost three years to the day of this, the first iridescent cloud I ever
I photographed these clouds on September 29, 2010. I called them sundogs, of course!