A Sunny Disposition :-)

Smiles and smiles and smiles. Diva Fridays at Bacchus was super fun. Thanks to VDJ Matt and everyone who came out to enjoy the evening. Click pics below to enlarge. And read on....

One of the great things about being in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is that you can step outside and see the sky right down to the horizon in nearly any direction. Given the lack of better things to do, you may spend an inordinate amount of time looking at the sky.

It’s actually pretty neat. You can see thunderstorms fifty miles away, the most breathtakingly beautiful cloud formations imaginable, and, on a clear night, the Milky Way stretching across the entire sky. Plus, of course, all the meteorites and UFOs (LOL). It’s all very magnificent.

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One cool thing we see fairly frequently are “sun-dogs” (parhelia, from the trivial Greek “para,” beside, plus “helios,” sun), bright fragments of rainbows that form in the sky on either side of the sun when it’s low in the sky and shining through ice crystals in the upper atmosphere. They’ve been called “sun-dogs” since about 1635, but no one knows why. I suspect that it’s because they accompany the sun like faithful dogs.

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Sundogs

Another cool thing we get are rainbows. And you can’t have rainbows without rain.

If you look at colloquial expressions for sunshowers from around the world, you may be perplexed. A sunshower is “a monkeys’ wedding”  in South African English. In Bulgarian, Finnish, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Portuguese and English, however, the animal getting married is the fox. In Arabic, rats are getting married, while in Hindi it’s the jackals that are the lucky couple. The Koreans speak of “the tiger” getting hitched.

Not to be outdone, in the Southern USA, when it rains when it shines, the devil’s beating his wife with a codfish. LOL.

Whatever you call it, you may expect a few sunshowers today. Passing brief moments of precipitation lead to the beautiful rainbows that we’re known for. You’ll be able to spot ’em from the lanai at Bacchus. Come by for booze, music fun and smiles today and tonight.

Never a cover charge. Always fun! :-)

 

JL