It was a spectacular morning in GriggsDakota.
The day was windy, but not windy enough to reduce visibility.
And it was cold outside with temperatures stuck below zero all day giving us a -40 degree windchill.
The combination of clear skies and icy temperatures resulted in the most spectacular sun dogs that I have seen in a long time. Scientifically referred to as a parhelion, they appear as a circular structure around the sun.
A sundog is like a winter rainbow, but the colors are usually less defined. They only appear in GriggsDakota when it is very cold and are often not a visible circle.
Today the circle was complete.
My fingers are stiff and freezing as I snap photos in the bitter wind.
I felt the promise of a rainbow on the coldest morning of the year.
We have a bit of a mess on the ground this morning.
There is lots of snow to move before the soybeans can be hauled out.
The sky brings inspiration to GriggsDakota.