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ForestLightPillar.. (snow sunrise+sunset winter sky trees ). Photo by suzi46
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ForestLightPillar..

Uploaded by: suzi46

Monday December 30, 2013

Brownfield, ME (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: 'Light pillars, or Sun pillars, are a kind of optical phenomenon which is formed by the reflection of sunlight, or moonlight, by ice crystals that are present in the Earth's atmosphere.'..this is a good description on what I spotted just after daybreak this morning through the trees in our backwoods..unfortunately I did not have a clear view of this bright pink, distinct column..but was able to capture this view of it..it was gone in minutes..

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8. luvne32
2:18 PM GMT on January 03, 2014
An unusual view. Nice capture, Susan.
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7. suzi46
6:40 PM GMT on December 31, 2013
and Happy New Year to y'all as well!!!

thanks for all the kind comments and to our ever hardworking Approvers for the recognition..I was so excited to see this rare(for me) phenom, BUT frustrated that it was hidden beyond the snowy trees..I knew I wouldn't have time to go to the upper field to get a clear view..I'm very glad that is was much more visible to the camera lens and once I downloaded onto my computer screen! be safe and well in 2014!!
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6. Doesiedoats
3:54 PM GMT on December 31, 2013
Better this than nothing at all! Nicely captured.

Congratulations, Suzi, on your AC &

Happy New Year to you and yours!
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5. mellyweb
1:10 PM GMT on December 31, 2013
Beautiful capture, Congratulations! Happy New Year to you and yours!
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4. trailhiker44
6:11 AM GMT on December 31, 2013
Update: CONGRATULATIONS on your AC !!!
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3. nanapoo
11:14 PM GMT on December 30, 2013
Amazing capture! Congrats!
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2. trailhiker44
7:47 PM GMT on December 30, 2013
WOW- what an awesome sight through the trees !
Looks gorgeous and you captured it beautifully !
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1. YouKnowWho
7:46 PM GMT on December 30, 2013
What an amazing and unusual place to see a pillar like this!
Beautiful wintry capture!
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suzi46

Living in the mountains of Western Maine on a 15 acre 'gentleman's farm', in a hand hewn log home, has been a wonderful experience these past 6 1/2 years. But it was time to downsize and make a major lifestyle change..so that's what we did!! Going from the Mt Washington Valley region of Maine/NH all the way down to the "Horse Capital of the World"..Marion County in Central Florida! New photo ops in a totally new and intriguing area of this very large and varied state..let the fun begin!

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