SUN SHOWERS – when it’s raining and the sun is shining

Setting Sun on Mullach nan Coirean – David Crocker [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

A sun shower is a meteorological phenomenon in which rain falls while the sun is shining. A sun shower is usually the result of accompanying winds associated with a rain storm sometimes miles away, blowing the airborne raindrops into an area where there are no clouds.  Sun shower conditions often lead to the appearance of a rainbow, if the sun is at a low enough angle.

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Unusual Weather Phenomena

There are some surprising phenomena that occur in nature but often these brilliant phenomena happen so rarely. Clouds that can take on varied shapes and startling optical illusions that produce strange weather appearances and catch our attention.

Sundog Light Phenomenon

A solar phenomenon known as a sundog arcs over the tundra in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Sundogs are fairly common occurrences in the Arctic and Antarctic. They form when the sun is near the horizon and ice crystals high in the sky line up in a way that bends the solar rays like a prism. (Image credit: Norbert Rosing)

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Detailed pen and ink illustrators by Paul Jackson

Toronto based artist Paul Jackson creates detailed and dark pen and ink drawings. His art is hyper-realistic, of an intricate and provocative nature – focusing on love, death, space and the inner workings of the consciousness.
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Steampunk Art From Steel And Crude Iron by Nikolay Savinkov

“Mosquito” lamp

Nikolay Savinkov’s aim is to prove that art can be created not only with cheap materials, like black steel or crude iron, but also without fine jewelry tools. So he launched his own small enterprise, Nik Faber. Most of his works recall steampunk art. Savinkov explains.

We live in an époque of plastic, when things are replicated in their millions and break quickly. This is why steampunk is popular, I guess – it represents a time when people were building something to last for centuries with its brutal Victorian-age beauty.

More info: (h/t: rbth) Nik Farber
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The Sunken Paths of Europe

A sunken lane (also hollow way or holloway) is a road or track that is significantly lower than the land on either side, not formed by the recent engineering of a road cutting but possibly of much greater age.
Various mechanisms have been proposed for how holloways may have been formed, including erosion by water or traffic, the digging of embankments to assist with the herding of livestock, and the digging of double banks to mark the boundaries of estates.
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La Meauffe, France – By Romain Bréget (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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