Monday, December 9
Since the roads were a bit snowy and icy, and we thought we may get into some other bad weather before getting home, the rainbow seemed like an assurance from God that He will be with us on this trip.
I decided to ask “Google”.
Can there be a rainbow when snow is falling?
Yes…and unlike a rainbow…the sun doesn’t have to be behind you and the rain in front of you. The geometry is different. Light snow or falling ice crystals and sunlight are needed…both in front of you. The exact effect depends upon the type of crystal and it’s orientation as it falls. There are many amazing types of displays. Look at some of the types of ice crystal halos on this website www.atoptics.co.uk
So the circle effect I photographed earlier is called a halo (or sundog) and not a rainbow. Interesting.
Because I took this picture very quickly, I did not notice until I posted this picture that there is a man in the car. 🙁 I thought it had probably happened during the night.)
Because I had taken lots of pictures on the trip to Hudson, I spent the late morning and early afternoon reading and just enjoying the scenery.
To those who read my Facebook, this is where Cerwin noticed a slight water leak (steam) coming from under the hood of the truck. It was the heater hose. The leak was close to where it was attached to the block, so he decided to turn the engine off and let it cool down while we ate supper.
He thought maybe he could repair it with duct tape or by cutting away the hole which was at the end of the hose, but the hose was too short for cutting and too old and brittle for any kind of repair, so he called a repairman who said he would be there in about an hour and a half – and he was true to his timing.
We were glad to be in a rest stop as the temperature was just above zero. I crawled in my sleeping bag and fell asleep while Cerwin waited for the repairman in the nearby restaurant.
So – after a new hose and a few gallons of antifreeze, the truck was ready to start – and we were warm again.
It was a good day, and God had truly been with us.