Sundogs for Daddy

We had a wonderful time on Sunday pampering daddy, stuffing him with all his favorite eats, and making him a comfy pillow to relax with. The boys drew on some fabric with Pentel Fabricfun Pastel Dye Sticks and I whipped it up into a pillow.

Picture 1 : Our home, reads “You are the best dad!”
Picture 2 : Daddy blowing away the racing competition with family cheering on the side-lines.
Reads: “You are the first Place Dad”.
(Daddy used to be a rally car racer)

We tried to escape the heat and drove up the mountain, but I think we went too late in the day, because it was still pretty warm. We still had a great hike and a yummy lunch in the pines.

On our way down the mountain we saw the most amazing site. A halo around the sun and a rainbow in the sky~ not your usual arched rainbow. We had never seen anything like it before.

I snapped away with my camera and when we got home we googled ‘rainbow cloud’. We think what we saw was a sun dog (sun halo) and rainbow cloud (parhelion) which are refractions of sunlight by small ice crystals in the sky. They are very rare and very cool.

Know anything else about these? Please, fill me in, I’d love to learn more. I have more pictures of this fabulous sight, you can see them HERE.

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14 Responses to Sundogs for Daddy

  1. moki says:

    After I saw these on flickr, I called my dad about it. He once was a weatherman in the air force and said he had never heard of this. Totally beautiful! WHat a cool thing to catch!

  2. Melanie O. says:

    Breathtakingly beautiful… thanks for sharing!

  3. Regina says:

    My hubby works with the weather guys at the local TV station and they tell him these are sun dogs -caused by high elevation ice crystals. I love them.

  4. tab says:

    What a visual treat! I’ve never seen anything like it, how wonderful you were able to catch it with the camera! Thanks for sharing

  5. Expat Mom says:

    Very cool pictures. I really love that pillow, very special for a dad. And is that a car in flames right behind his? The one with “help, help” coming out of it? Lol.

  6. jo says:

    beautiful skies!
    Love the cushion ideas, I did the same sort of thing with my little one but left it as a hankie!

  7. ThePeachTree says:

    Such a sweet pillow 🙂 And those photos are stunning! I’ve always wanted to see the great cacti!

  8. Rikkianne says:

    Hey there,

    So glad to have ya back in Tucson:) So, we need make plans!



  9. lisette says:

    Love the cusions!! Absolutly a fabulous idea!! x

  10. Helen says:

    Those cushions are a great idea, and they’ve turned out beautifully!

  11. Teresa says:

    We have sun dogs here in the upper midwest – but usually only in the winter time. I’ve never seen them in the summer. Your father’s day pillow is so sweet.

  12. cindy says:

    Those are great dad’s day gifts! I’ll have to file that idea for the future! What a beautiful Arizona sky!

  13. I love the pillows!! They turned out really nice!


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