Other than taking my picture next to a thermometer, which I’ve already done in the past, I really don’t know how to convey coldness. Snow is easy. So is fog and ice and slush and sleet. But today it is bright and sunny and spectacular. Simply putting on bulky layers of clothing will not convince anybody.
I don’t care. I’m not even going to try to make a big deal of the -7 degree (F) temperature, because that’s still 20-degrees warmer than last week. No, today’s weather feature is something entirely different.
Before I could go for a bike ride (a short one again) I had to shovel my front porch, my driveway, and my back porch. It was on the back porch that I asked The Feeshko to take a picture of me holding a big icicle that I pulled off of the roof.
It was on the back porch that I noticed something I’ve only seen once before. Forget the icicle, the snow, and the cold temperature! This was way more exciting than that stuff, though I’m really not sure if it’s a weather phenomenon or a nature phenomenon or a metaphysical phenomenon or an imaginary phenomenon. Perhaps somebody out there with a scientific background can tell me what’s going on here. (I’m looking at you, Rich.)
I Googled such stuff as “bright light in the sky that is not the sun” and “rainbow-like thing on a sunny day.” None of that worked.
So I went for a bike ride.