Thursday, February 4, 2010

Morning Clouds


Dry Fork Canyon lit up by the morning sun.


On another morning there were cool sundogs.  Not sure where that name came from, but wonderful to see.


Skywatch Friday is filled with pictures posted by people who like to look up!

26 comments:

Jo said...

Loran, I love the snow dogs. Is this endemic to the USA? I don't know them in Africa, perhaps I don't know what to look for...

Sylvia K said...

Love those snow dogs! And what great captures, Loran! I love them! Lovely skies, clouds and colors! Doesn't get any better! Hope you have a super weekend!

Sylvia

Regina said...

Glorious and amazing!

Have a wonderful day!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Loran, I have never heard the term, sundogs, before--but I like it... What gorgeous pictures.

I looked up 'sundog' and my dictionary said that it is another word for parhelion. It is a bright spot in the sky appearing on either side of the sun, formed by refraction of sunlight through ice crystals high in the earth's atmosphere.

Interesting, huh???
Hugs,
Betsy

Postcards from Wildwood said...

That gorgeous, warm light on the first one is beautiful. As for the sundogs, I had never heard of them until I started with SWF. Now I'd love to see one for myself!
Janice.

Dewdrop said...

Beautiful setting. Wonderful sundog! I don't know where the name came from either.

elvira pajarola said...

INCREDIBLY WONDERFUL....the mountains in the first Imagine are superb....coloured in this red shades......!!!Breathtaking!!!
Have a great day!!
ciao elvira

nonizamboni said...

I love both of these photos and aren't you lucky to see a sun dog? Dry Fork Canyon--such a western description. :O)

Light and Voices said...

Breathtaking image!
Joyce M

Barb said...

Hi Loran, Both photos are WOW! I love the colors on the ridges and in the clouds.

Gaelyn said...

Gorgeous Loran. Sundogs are a rare gift, like rainbows. Lucky you!

diane said...

Wow I'd love to see a sun dog. I've only learnt about them through blogging. Great shots.

eileeninmd said...

Fantastic photos, the scenery in the first is just beautiful!

Guy D said...

These are fantastic, the second one is definitely my favourite.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Its been so long that I forgot that above the clouds the sky is still blue. Great shots.

LV said...

That is a new term to me about snow dogs. If we had as much snow as you do, I would be more familiar. Your picture is very good.

Janie said...

The morning light is gorgeous on the mountain. And I love the sun dogs!

Bill S. said...

Fantastic shots of the light filtering through the clouds.

Alexander said...

Marvellous views nicely taken.

Have a good weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Denise said...

How very beautiful! What gorgeous country it is out there!!!

alwaysateacher said...

Vernal-sicle
...near "Frozevelt"...many COLD days in the Uinta Basin!!


From another frozen Utahn,
Bring on the Spring!

plainstufftoo said...

nice photos indeed!

Stephany said...

These are both lovely shots! Great capture of the sundogs.

Lis said...

so lovely! hope you are staying grounded in this winter weather ... we just had more snow and talk is for another storm on sunday. sigh. all we can do is make snowmen and drink cocoa!

much love
lis

Lisa Wilson said...

Dramatic skies!

George said...

Your first picture is absolutely majestic. I love the light on the top of the canyon wall.