Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sky's On Fire

This is a TDB Special Report and I'm your doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

Last night we saw a spectacular sunset!  It started out as just some clouds moving in.

But look what happened next:


Of course my ghostwriter has a scientific explanation for why the clouds looked like they were on fire. The fine feathery appearance of the cloud bases is actually something called virga. That is, rain that's falling from the clouds, but evaporating before it hits the ground. In this case, it's being lit up by the red rays of the setting sun.

It seems there's a scientific explanation for everything. Harumph!

Does anybody see a pair of eyes in this picture of the clouds?


  1. Chester please thank GW for the explanation...those are sure some purrty skies it has been so hot here we need some rain. High 90's for 3 days and heat index in triple digits. They say relief is on the way....tired of summer already and it isn't officially here yet
    Hugs madi your bfff

  2. Our mom is nevers that smart, mostly she just says the words "pretty" or 'beautiful". Those were great pics...hopes you got some rain. mags and gus

  3. Wow the sunset is fantastic! Had to look but we saw the eyes - they look kinda creepy
    Hazel & Mabel

  4. It was wonderful for nature to put on a show for you. And it was kind of you to share it with us.

  5. Wow! What a spectacular sunset!

  6. Those are such pretty photos!! It's been cloudy and rainy here the last couple of days so no nice sunsets.

    Abby Lab

  7. We saw that same beautiful sunset last night too. Our view isn't nice enough to get any pictures though.

  8. Oh, wow, that sky is amazing!!! And great photos too.

    We see the eyes, and we think they are on a cat's face.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  9. The last several nights the sunsets have been amazing!! And even the sunrises have been SUPER red and really pretty! Fabulous pics!

  10. I love watching the skies turn all of the colors in a rainbow at sunset.

  11. Hi Chester! First, let me apawlogize for not visiting much (we do come by but don't comment often) ... especially since you are so GOOD about coming to see us!!! Our hu-mom has either been superbusy or under-da-weather (whatever that is?) ... anywayz: we wanted to tell you that those little guys aren't squirrels, tho we have plenty of them trying to eat all our birdy food ... but they're more in "our family" as they are DOGS ... well, actually, they're prairie dogs! Aren't they cute. I think they're in the rodent family (not dogs) so I don't know why they're called "dogs" except they kind of make a barking sound. Silly. They live underground and they are super fun to watch and very playful and always busy doing things. So: thank you again for always coming to visit, we'll try to come over to see you more often! Woof woof and meow, Dougie Dog and Zoey from Zoolatry

  12. The pictures were amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  13. I'm with you, C. I prefer clouds to just be magical. And yes, I see the eyes. They're spooky!

    Love and licks,

  14. Dear Chester,

    That sky looks scary! Did you bark at it?

    Also, Ojo says that we should all team up. I am a good critter-blocker - I stand in the way and chase running critters back to Ojo's mouth. I bet with the three of us we could catch that chipmunk!


  15. That is one spectacular sunset, Chester! We see those kitty eyes looking at us! ARF! ARF!! ARFFFF!!!!!

  16. Whoa!!! Wow who!! These pics are amazing!!

    Momo & Pinot