Friday, 14 January 2011

Solar Pillar

Solar pillars are created when plate shaped ice crystals relflect light, creating a columnar visual effect. Solar pillars are an extremely cold weather phenomenon most commonly seen in the arctic. Gordon said he's seen at least five here this winter.

We almost didn't go out for sunset tonight. Thankfully we did as I've never gotten a photo of a solar pillar. To see Gordon's photo, click here.

Below are several of my photos of the solar pillar.

This is part of the Rideau Canal that hasn't frozen yet. The solar pillar is off to the left.

 This is much the same photo a few moments later with the tree reflection

Monday, 10 January 2011

New Dresser

Gordon has posted a photo of the new bedroom dresser and jewelry box on his blog. To read his blog click here.