Monday, January 7, 2008

Why Sundog?

A sundog is a common yet spectacular atmospheric phenomenon which occurs as light from the sun is reflected by hexagonal shaped ice crystals in the sky. This beautiful natural event was first brought to my attention in the high desert of Utah by American Indian healer Bob Dodd. For me the sundog is significant in that it represents the transition that takes place as knowledge and understanding emerge from uncertainty. The sundog represents that "aha" moment where everything clicks into place, where confidence surpasses doubt.  Since the first day I was introduced to this magical event, sundog recurrences have been timely and meaningful.  This sundog photo was taken in North Carolina from the Flatop Mountain fire tower in early November 2007 on the day of my 30th birthday.