A “rareish” sun pillar accompanied sunrise this morning in Okarche. From the University of Illinois: ”Typically seen during sunrise or sunset, sun pillars form when sunlight reflects off the surfaces of falling ice crystals associated with thin, high-level clouds (like cirrostratus clouds).
They are not an everyday occurrence, and I usually only end up seeing them two or three times a year.
This year the trip for color took me to Northwest Arkansas. I spent the better part of October 28 and 29 in the areas around Cedarville, War Eagle, Ponca, Clarksville, and Sand Gap.
Stops were made at Natural Dam, Triple Falls, Haw Creek Falls, Withrow Springs, Six Finger Falls, and Falling Water Falls. A good deal of time was spent around Camp Orr, but I found the Falling Water Falls area to be the prettiest.
I cut short the trip by a day, and had planned to get south of I-40 around Mount Magazine and Mount Nebo, but gathered a good number of photos and decided to return home to prepare the garden for the upcoming freeze.
I did not do a good job this summer uploading images to the blog. Most of my work has been making it only to my Facebook page. So, I am going to rapid fire images that have been captured over the last few months. This first shot was taken during the early morning hours of June 28th in Hydro, Oklahoma as storms moved off to the east.
Images taken just southwest of Okarche during the evening of March 3, 2014.