We are frozen and waddling around like oompa loompas in our layers here in the midwest. The temp right now is -26 degrees with a windchill of -45 and very ice roads. So far this winter we have 33.7 inches of snow which is more than we usually have in any given winter. So it's pretty brutal.
Yet in the midst of it all, there is beauty. This is the view I had on the way to work this morning. This is a sundog, a phenomenon that happens when it is very cold and a cool reminder of God's promise in the midst of it all.
Here is Wikipedia's description of what causes sundogs:
A sun dog or sundog (scientific name parhelion, plural parhelia, from "beside the sun"; also called a mock sun) is an atmospheric phenomenon that creates bright spots of light in the sky, often on a luminous ring or halo on either side of the sun.
Sundogs may appear as a colored patch of light to the left or right of the sun, 22° (or more) distant and at the same distance above the horizon as the sun, and in ice halos. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season. In Europe and North America, they might be seen as often as twice a week but they are not always obvious or bright. They are best seen and are most conspicuous when the sun is low.