The ghostly shimmer is a phenomena that I photograph every chance I get. I know it looks like some digital effect, but it’s the real stuff. You see it on sunny days, when the sunlight backlights tiny spicules of ice in the air. Really, they are everywhere but you can only see them when the angle between the sun, the crystals and you are just right.
Temperatures dropped into the mid 40’s (below) the past two days. Everybody here agrees that is cold. So I celebrated by getting my neighbor’s truck stuck in the snow. Officer Mike came to the rescue, but on the final wench that set me free, he backed into deep snow on the other side of the road and couldn’t get out. I guess you could say we had a “get stuck” party.