The horizon-hugging sun of autumn and spring passing through the crisp, frosty air often whistles to her a pair of trusty companions: sundogs. SUNN – dawg Simply, sunlight refracting through ice crystals in the clouds creating a lens or halo effect in the sky. Listed among my favourite words is sundog. We had finished our recent Sunday Run and had gathered (socially distantly, of course) in the parking lot to chat and chatter. In the frosty sky to the east the glare of the sunlight through the wisps of clouds highlighted a pair of sundogs punctuating hours of the long spring dawn. With similar optical physics to how a rainbow appears, I suspect, the photons of light of our sun…

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Today is St. Patrick’s day here and I’m reminded that in 2019 I spent a weekend and a week in Dublin, Ireland. I break it up that way on purpose. A weekend and a week. The family and I were on a group trip with my daughter’s dance school through Scotland and Ireland. I went ahead of the group to Ireland a full weekend ahead of the rest of the group so that I could run a half marathon through Dublin. They showed up on Sunday evening and we spent another week touristing. I got out of the cab from my airport to the hotel and took this single photo. It was raining when I left Scotland and raining still…

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