I was asked the difference (visual) between sun bars and sun dogs. My last post showed a sun bar, here are a couple of images of sun dogs. Note that (besides the difference in location) the sun dogs typically show some ‘rainbow’ colors. Both of these are sunsets.
I had someone ask what a sun pillar was… as I was replying, another friend said what I was describing was a sun bar.
Either one seems appropriate. But I think I was right…
Just to be clear, the dead pine was found up at 8000 feet in the White Mountains of central California… it isn’t the proper species name. But I thought it had an interesting shape and the clouds were nice. Wish I had gotten down on my knees and had the tree silhouetted against the sky. But I’m not sure I would have been able to get back up. Besides, it was windy and cold and I wanted to get back to the car.
This is the view looking south from Port Townsend. There were a number of storms lined up hitting the Pacific Northwest coast one after the other and this was a break in the action.
So, I know that these aren’t really “big waves” … but for this particular location, there isn’t much fetch* to get waves built up. This is downtown Port Townsend and the patio area to the left is the Port Townsend Vineyard’s wine bar. Not many folks enjoying the outdoor seating.
- Fetch refers to the distance across open water. At least that is how kayakers use the term here locally.