I wanted a better future…
circumhorizontal arcs photographed by (click pic) david england, andy cripe, del zane, todd sackmann and brandon rios. this atmospheric phenomenon, otherwise known as a fire rainbow, is created when light from a sun that is at least 58 degrees above the horizon passes through the hexagonal ice crystals that form cirrus clouds which, because of quick cloud formation, have become horizontally aligned. (see also: previous cloud posts)
Maiden’s Blush (Cyclophora puncataria)
…a species of Geometer Moth (Geometridae) which is distributed throughout Europe. Maiden’s blush caterpillars are associated with oak trees and feed almost exclusively on oak leaves. Adult maiden’s blush typically fly from May to June and in western Europe into August.