Friday, March 27, 2020

Sun halo and brilliant sunset

It's been a strange journey as of late.  I've transitioned to an online teacher, everyone is home, and we are on a strange lockdown where we still see a lot of traffic outside and everyone seems outside walking their dogs.  It's been nice except for burning in the Flint Hills where a front brought smoke fully into town.  It was bad enough that last night while placing a screen protector on a new phone, I kept having specks of ash get underneath the cover.

I've been flying the drone while trying to keep a respectable distance from people.

On March 21st, high-level cirrus clouds caused a halo around the sun.
 With the aforementioned smoke in the air and a front coming into town gave a fairly intense sunset.  Smoke laid a haze off to the west of town.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

sun pillar

Sun pillars are caused by high-level ice crystals reflecting light from a bright source like the sun or city lights.  On the morning of a winter storm that was coming in, I caught this at sunrise.  That evening about 2.5 inches of snow fell for one slick morning.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

This is the Beachner Grain elevator at 519 E. 20th St in Wichita, Kansas and very visible from I-135 near the 21at street exit.  This World Record sized mural is the work of the Horizontes project in Wichita.  They are a local community engagement group that made the over 50,000 foot mural.

For more information on the project:

For more information on Horizontes: