Sun Dogs

“Sun dogs… are an atmospheric phenomenon that consists of a pair of bright spots on either horizontal side on the Sun…Sun dogs are a member of a large family of halos, created by light interacting with ice crystals in the atmosphere. Sun dogs typically appear as two subtly colored patches of light to the left and right of the Sun…” (Wikipedia)
This afternoon, the kids and I saw this phenomenon…it was much more beautiful than the first time I’d seen it. I wish I had an awesome camera so I could have gotten a good picture. I’m guessing it was more spectacular this time because of the super cold air temperature! The rainbows on each side of the sun were so wide, so bright and SO long.
I asked Eli if he remembered the first time we’d seen them. I had to tell him the story again (he was only 5 at the time). It was EXACTLY two years after we’d lost Jonah. Memories hit hard sometimes, but I’m really glad we experienced this again today. That day it took the sweet innocence of my five year old to help me see the light in the darkness.