20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Monday, 23 December 2013

Skiing & Sun Dogs

We were fortunate to miss the freezing rain and power outages that hit the southern portion of the province this past weekend. My cousin posted this photo of his street after the storm on Facebook. Scary.

Photo taken by Don Sanderson Dec. 22, 2013
North Bay got more snow over the weekend (it's really starting to pile up!) and after so many overcast days we savored today's glorious sunshine. This afternoon John decided to go cross-country skiing on the lake. Keegan was miffed he couldn't tag along, so he and I headed out a little later for a look see. Keegan's main objective, of course, was to track John down. He spotted him right away.

Me? I spotted the sun dogs. Also called sun ghosts, mock suns, or by their proper latin name parhelia, they're the result of ice crystals, and are seen most often when the sun is low on the horizon. 

The closer John got to where we were standing, the more excited Keegan got. I let him off his leash, and whoosh, away he went...straight to John.

Next, Keegan insisted they play a game of Catch Me If You Can... (John never can, btw! Keegan's too fast.)

I suspect both of them will sleep tonight!

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