Fun with weather...on my way to work the other day I noticed the rising sun looked like a spotlight coming up out of the ground. I managed to get a picture while driving (not recommended :), and after some research at the NOAA Weather Library, I discovered what this phenomenon is called: "Sun Pillar
A bright column above or below the sun produced by the reflection of sunlight from ice crystals."
Cool! This was confirmed further with a lookup in their weather glossary page. If you ever get a chance, take the time to peruse the weather library. They have many cool and historical weather photos, like this ice storm from 1921! I find this kind of information to be not just interesting, but comforting when I feel that my weather is the "worst ever" at any given time...cuz' it sure isn't!
Update:While enjoying the interesting link that Karen at Rurality provided for me, I found evidence that God Almighty wants us to drink and be happy (as stated by Ben Franklin ?)...I mean, is it just me or does that image of the sky look like a giant martini glass? That's right.