Saturday, November 1, 2008

November Skies

The dry cold weather of early Fall produces a "sun dog. The type in the snapshot is parhelion, caused by the dispersion of sunlight through a hexagonal prism of ice crystals in cirrus clouds.

The setting sun north of the sun dog also serves visual delight as old jet trails linger above at the top of the frame.

This time of the year also highlights conditions that emphasize jet trail formations. It is easy to see where Marcia draws her inspirations for her Jet Trails series!

The dispersion of jet trails in calm wind conditions provides some thoughts and ideas for quilt construction. Another edition of the series may not be far away!

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