Thursday, March 13, 2014

Pastel Painted Sky

Sitting in the car Tuesday waiting for Hubby to pick up a new shower hose from the home improvement store I noticed pastel colors in the sky. I had my camera with me and took the first two images. The last photo was taken ten minutes later on our way home. I'm assuming this is what is known as a sundog. It was early afternoon and the sun higher in the sky than I would have expected in regards to seeing a sundog. However, the last shot depicts more what one normally sees. Click on the first to enlarge and enjoy the slide show.
  


 Linking to Skywatch.

23 comments:

Ruth Kelly said...

They are amazing. I don't believe I have ever seen a sun dog.

Sylvia K said...

These are amazing indeed, Carletta!! How great that you were able to capture the sun dogs -- doesn't happen often!! Thanks for sharing! Have a beautiful weekend!!

TexWisGirl said...

pretty twinges of color!

Valerie said...

Very pretty, Carletta. I am not at all familiar with the expression "sun dog" - thanks for sharing.

eileeninmd said...

Carletta, lovely capture of the rainbow colors of the sundog.. It is a beautiful sky! Gorgeous shots. Have a happy weekend!

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! Carletta ~ gorgeous pastel sky shots ~ for SWF ~ xxx

artmusedog and carol
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Jim said...

Pastel beauty.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, We are home from George's fabulous birthday trip. I will blog about it tomorrow. It was truly a trip we will be talking about for a VERY long time!!!!

Beautiful sky... Wow---those colors. Awesome!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Sally in WA said...

Great captures. I know sundogs are frequently seen when the sun is low on the horizon and it is cold outside. I've seen others up high in the sky over our mountains, too.

forgetmenot said...

Carletta, Some beautiful shots of those lovely pastel clouds. We just had a sundog here the other day, but I missed taking any photos of it. Nice to get back to your blog and see your lovely work.. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Linda said...

Wow, these are gorgeous, Carletta. The colours are breathtaking!

Red said...

Very different colors! nice.
I can see a man's outline at the bottom of the middle photo.

Light and Voices said...

Enchanting colors in the sky.
JM Illinois

Carletta said...

RED, I'M PRETTY SURE THAT 'MAN' IS SOME FLARE FROM MY LENS. I HADN'T NOTICED IT. :)

ladyfi said...

How subtle and pretty!

Nicki said...

Confession: had to google "sundog". Awesome sky photos and now I'll be on the look-out for sundogs. (or at least I'll know what it is called when I see it.)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

These are amazing photos. Thank goodness you have your camera with you while waiting at the hardware store. (I always carry camera and Kindle for just such events...anytime we go anywhere for any reason, the trip is apt to include a stop at Home Depot which I will enter only under protest.)

Laura said...

Beautiful!!!

kelley jensen said...

how pretty, so I take it you've had some sunshine.

Jen said...

What beautiful colors! Lovely. I had never even heard of a sundog until recently, much less seen one.

Ida said...

Stunning! The pastel colors are so pretty and the sun dog was delightful. You were treated to a real gorgeous display for sure.

EG CameraGirl said...

Awesome! Glad you had your camera with you!

Connie Smiley said...

Quite spectacular! I'd never heard of such a thing.