"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands" (Psalm 19:1 NIV).
There were sun-dogs Friday morning that were too beautiful to skip a blog. Sun-dogs can be beautiful if you don't let yourself think about why they are there - the extreme cold.
The sunrise was slightly red and as the brilliant ball of red and yellow rose above the horizon the red was less evident on the sun and more striking in the sun-dogs. The vertical splashes of color were red/orange on the side closest to the sun and bright white on the outside. They looked like colored smudges on an artist's canvas stretching up from the horizon.
The snow covered ground reflected the light and the trees formed long shadows that stretched across the canvas of white. As the sun continued to rise the sun-dogs changed, pulling away from the horizon, becoming more brilliantly colored oblong shapes that repeated the sun's brightness.
I had to move to a larger window where I could see the full expanse of the sky, It was another beautiful sign that God is always present and working His creative touch upon the world if we just take time to notice.
"The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and the moon. It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter" (Psalm 74:16-17 NIV).