Staring at the sun

Our bit of holiday travel, now complete, consisted of a 40-hour visit to Des Moines to attend a baby shower, exchange a few gifts and spray paint a room full of shutters. It wan’t like our plane crashing at takeoff or anything, but the trip was harrowing this year. 250 miles of ground blizzard white out, with cars plopped down in ditches every which way to remind you of your peril.

On the up side (due west, actually), something about the atmospheric conditions produced a brilliant double-rainbow effect called a “sun dog,” which was a new one on me (Wikipedia has an example from almost the exact point where this was taken).

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