The pond at sunset in black and white.
Last evening I decided I'd take a walk to the neighbour's pond to see what was going on. It has been quite cool in the single digits (Celsius) this week and very windy although the sun has been shining. I bundled up in my old ski jacket, a toque, gloves and my rubber boots and brought my camera along.
The pond at sunset in colour. Not much difference!
I was hoping to see some ducks or even hear spring peepers but all was quiet.
Reflections in the pond.
It had been sunny all day but some clouds came in at sunset and they were kind of interesting.
These cirrus clouds were interesting and if you look closely at the top of the photo above you will see an upside down rainbow. What is that you say?
Well, my friend Googled it for me and this what it is:
It is a Circumzenithal Arc or Bravais' Arc.
It appears when wispy cirrus clouds, which are formed by ice crystals, are at a particular angle in relation to the sun. You will find one almost straight up from the sun so you have to look waaay up. They are sometimes called a smile in the sky because they are upside down and above the sun, unlike sundogs which 'bracket' the sun. :)
I will be sure to take a walk over to the pond again really soon when things are a bit greener.
A couple more photos from this week.
The moon and a crow at sunrise on Monday morning.
A male Downy Woodpecker on the left and a female Hairy Woodpecker were dining together the other day.
This week I've been painting some small outdoor tables that I use on the deck. I'll show them when they are completed and the deck is 'decorated'....once the weather warms up. I also bought a new tete-a-tete seat which will need to be stained. Here is the one I bought last year.
The new one will have Adirondack style backs to the seats. It is a lot of work staining both sides of the slats!
That's it for today. I hope you are enjoying this week and some nice spring weather. It doesn't look like the temperatures will warm up here until the second week of May.
Have a wonderful weekend.