I had just pulled in the driveway returning home from the grocery store when I looked up and for the first time in my life saw what appeared to be a mini-rainbow close to the sun.

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After posting the photo above on my Facebook page, the comments came rolling in telling me what I saw is known as a 'Sundog' which according to skyandtelescope.org is a "concentrated patch of sunlight occasionally seen about 22° to the left or right of the Sun. Sundogs often form in pairs on either side of our daytime star when sunlight refracts through icy clouds containing hexagonal plate crystals aligned with their large, flat faces parallel to the ground." 

If you follow me on Facebook, you might be aware of how much I enjoy taking photographs of the skies over Candlewood Lake. Here are 15 photos that are breathtaking wonders in the Connecticut skies.

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