Thursday, November 5, 2009

Something's Up

Not exactly a rainbow, not exactly a sundog, but something odd and beautiful above South Pas the other day. Nature's paintbrush? A secret government experiment? Optical illusion?

Whatever it was, it sure was pretty.

17 comments:

dbdubya said...

No, Laurie. That's Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

Shanna said...

Wow. You scooped me on this one.

And I was bummed at not having my camera when the Full Moon rose on Monday. Wonders never cease.

Yakpate said...

Look Into the light!!!

If this isn't a slice of heaven, I've never seen one! Well,,, actually I HAVEN'T ever seen one... until now!

Thank you, LA.

Yakpate said...

It's a sign!!!

The last three letters of my word verification for the comment above were... omm!

Yakpate said...

OK, I'll stop now. Don't hate me because I'm up all night!

Judy Williams said...

This is fabulous.

pieces of a rainbow
a palm tree reaches out
is it a sign from heaven
or a sundog's pout?

Virginia said...

I can't explain it but it is a lovely capture L!
V

Dixie Jane said...

A rainbow, a piece of a rainbow. A piece of heaven. Whatever you want to call it, I call it beautiful and I always think of a rainbow as a sign. I know, I am of the "woo woo" bunch, but isn't there something magical about every rainbow that happens? Thanks, Laurie for being in the right place at the right time. I shall never forget a visit from Shanna and we were driving around in a misty rain when we saw a double rainbow. It was her birthday!

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

Never heard of a sundog

ben wideman said...

Woah, the sky is big in South Pas!

Laurie said...

Shanna, I wondered if you saw this. It lingered for a LONG time on a warm, fairly clear day with little humidity. What this picture doesn't capture is how vivid the colors were in that piece of rainbow/sundog/whatever. DIfferent than the zillions of rainbows I've seen all my life. Cool and mysterious, huh?

Gunn White said...

just a SUPERB shot!

TheChieftess said...

The Aurora Borealis has moved to South Pasadena!!!

Beautiful Laurie...it must have been awesome to see in person...

Ken Mac said...

sundog? Is that a regular occurrence out there in the west?

altadenahiker said...

I left a message early this morning and now it's gone. Power of the sundog, I guess.

San Diego Farmgirl said...

Nice chembow! Now take a nice, big inhale ...

Laurie said...

I was wondering if you'd chime in on this, Farmgirl. I have to say, I've been looking at skies my whole life and never seen anything quite like this -- a hovering vibrant partial rainbow in a dry, hot sky.

Thanks for sharing it with me, folks. I'll catch up with you all tomorrow.

Oh, and thanks so much, Gunn!