Sunset, 2/12/14

Because it’s been a while.

If you look to the left edge of the picture, you can see a faint sun dog. There was one to the right, too,out of frame, but it was even fainter. One day I’d like to get both sides, and maybe one on top. It would be something to live for. In the meantime, however, still a very nice exit by my favorite star.

20 Comments on “Sunset, 2/12/14”

  1. Great pic! Love the snow. My wife has been jealous of our house in North Carolina that has been covered as well. No snow here on the central coast of Cali though we did finally get some rain.

  2. I love your sunset and its dog. Thanks for sharing! I have trouble with cameras not seeing the landscape I see. Very frustrating.

  3. Shawn – Ohio, USA – Early to bed, early or whirlybird or something. Bored now, bye. Don't step on any Lego's 'cause it _Hurts_!
    Shawn T

    I liked enjoyed the story where sun dogs were real critters.
    Clouds like that are so surreal, thank you for sharing.

  4. I read an article on cliche pictures .. it listed sunsets, selfies, and the body-less leg photos. I am glad you choose sunsets :)

  5. DebraK – This is Luigi, one of the mini-donkeys that lives on the farm. He was born in Sicily where he was trained to pull a cart. When he was about three or four years old, he rode a ship to America and came to live here. He is now over thirty years old and if he stays in good health he could live to be fifty! Luigi has stayed with the farm through four owners but we will never give him up! He is our Forever Donkey.


  6. “It would be something to live for?” That’s the way I talk about everything. Well, I’d might as well stay alive until I do this or see this. Then, say, if you’re living long enough to see Sherlock season 3, and it’s horrible, then you think, well, that wasn’t worth living for. I didn’t know that non-suicidal people had to have things to live for.

  7. Always enjoys these, John. Thank you.

    Today as we got out of the car for dance class, Rosie stopped in her seat to ask about a line across the sky. I explained that it was a contrail from an airplane that had recently passed overhead. “Where’s the rocket?” she asked, and I wished for a moment it *had* been a rocket. So soon after the anniversary of the Challenger explosion, I felt a bit wistful about that.

    She climbed out of the car and turned to see the rest of the arc of white across the sky. Excitedly, she pointed out it went all the way across. I hope we all retain our ability to marvel at what we see in the skies, all our lives.

    I had rushed her out of the house to try to get to dance class on time, but because of that contrail, she was a few minutes late. It was totally worth it.

  8. longeyesamurai – I have transferred here from Vox (where I was known as Caprandom and La Canneberge Masquée) when it went all Atlantis on us. My unofficial title at work is Corporate Troubleshooter at BigMediaCo cable tv outfit, trying to stay one step ahead of my mouth ... Aside from being probably the world expert on divination through Magic: the Gathering cards, here's a (partial) list of my varied interests: 2 Frères, Alan Moore, Alicia Keys, anime, archaeology, Ariana Grande, art, Bachman Turner Overdrive, baseball, beaches, Bebe Rexha, Bernie Krause, Beyoncé, biking, Billy Idol, Billy Joel, biology, Bob Marley, books, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Bryan Adams, Buffy, cars, cats, Celine Dion, cheese, Chicago, Coeur de Pirate, Coldplay, computer, computers, concerts, cthulhu, Dan Gibson, David Bowie, David Usher, Dire Straits, Disturbed, Don Henley, Douglas Quin, dpchallenge, dragons, Drake, Duran Duran, Eagles, economics, Eddie Money, Ed Sheeran, Electric Light Orchestra, Ellie Goulding, Elton John, Eminem, Enrique Iglesias, Eric Lapointe, fantasy, Fiona Apple, Fleetwood Mac, Flo Rida, Foo Fighters, food, football, Foreigner, Frank Sinatra, Ghostbusters, Halsey, Heart, history, hockey, Huey Lewis and the News, ice cream, illustration, Ima, Imagine Dragons, intelligence, Japan, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Jerome Couture, Johnny Depp, Joseph Edgar, Journey, jrock, Judas Priest, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, King Melrose, Kiss, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga, landscapes, learning, Led Zeppelin, Les Soeurs Boulay, Life, Linkin Park, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Madonna, Magic!, Mariah Carey, Marie-Mai, Maroon 5, Mary J Blige, Matchbox Twenty, Meghan Trainor, Mika, Mother Goose Club, movies, music, Natasha St-Pier, nature, Neil Gaiman, Nirvana, No Doubt, Norah Jones, Oasis, One Direction, Pat Benatar, Patricia Kaas, people, Phil Collins, photography, Pierre Lapointe, Pink, Pink Floyd, poetry, pop, Prince, Queen, Radiohead, reading, remodelling, Richard Anthony, Rod Stewart, roleplaying, Roxette, Rush, Sam Smith, Sara Bareilles, Sarah McLachlan, Selena Gomez, Serge Gainsbourg, Shaggy, Shakira, Shawn Mendes, Sheryl Crow, Shinedown, Sia, Simple Plan, sleep, sleeping, Slipknot, soccer, Steely Dan, Steve Winwood, Sting, Stray Cats, Styx, sushi, theater, The Chainsmokers, The Cure, The Rolling Stones, The Weeknd, Tori Amos, travel, travelling, Tricot Machine, TV, U2, Usher, video, Vulgaires Machins, words, writing, Yann Perreau, Zayn

    I love the contrast brought by the winter season…

  9. Apologies, John,

    Normally I don’t send unsolicited responses to public posts. Your sun-dog picture, however, reminded me of the one I took this past Christmas eve near London – not only a parhelion but almost an entire halo. Sadly, muffled by the clouds but, still… :-)



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