Start the New Year With Sun Dog

On New Year's afternoon, we spotted a rainbow by the sun:  a sun dog!  It was more visible to the eye, they tell me, than it is on this photo.  You can, however, see it over the pond between the Wellness Center and the flag.

To me such a special occurrence in our solar system is much like the gift of Christmas itself:  the Light of the Word, the Son of God, interacting with Creation.  The sun dog phenomenon is due to interaction of light from the sun with material particles in the atmosphere.

Isn't it interesting that this pillar of light by the sun is called a dog?

Here is a photo of me with Sister Paula.  See any resemblance between me and the sun dog?  I'm thinking about it.

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