The sun had not shone all day, but stayed hidden behind a layer of heavy cloud, offering only shower after shower of rain. Finally, it put in a brief appearance above the horizon, just in time to set. I’m not sure if this qualifies as atmospheric lensing or not, perhaps someone SWFer can elaborate on it, but for a moment the sun did appear more like a deck of suns, being shuffled down towards the horizon. Another even more spectacular sunlight distortion (of debatable cause) was posted recently on the astronomy Picture of the Day website, click HERE.
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The Cloud Messenger (Meghadūta) is a lyric poem by the respected Indian poet, Kālidāsa. The poem centers around a yaksa in exile. Longing for his beloved, waiting for him on a Himalayan mountain, he asks a cloud to take a message to her. The sights he tells the cloud it will see on its way make up most of the poem.
The idea of recording observations appeals to me. I thought The Cloud Messenger was the perfect title for a blog about the journey that we all make as we move through our days.
I'm a baby boomer who grew up dancing in the streets of Detroit during the classic Motown years, lived beside the Rocky Mountains for many years, now retired and living (and writing full time) in S. Ontario. I have one blog for rock 'n' roll oldies, and one for nature, poetry and life along the Lake.