35 mm lens at f/5.6; ss 1/8; manual mode & focus; custom wb; ISO: 400. I ran the EZ Action acid wash on it, and lightened the edges a little.
Lest you be confused, this is definitely NOT a sundog! This is actually a very strange statue that belonged to my dear, sweet friend, Lila. Lila was like the adopted grandmother to my children; we have always lived far away from family, and Lila was the only "grandmother" my children really ever knew! She loved them, and she loved us. Lila died a few years ago from Alzheimers, and we had known her for a little over 20 years. It's hard to imagine anyone NOT loving Lila! She was a Wave in the Navy in WWII, and had moved to ND from California. Lila's interests ranged from opera to science fiction and she was a truly brilliant woman. She was one of those gentle souls who could not stand to hurt any living creature, and saw animals as being fellow travelers in the universe. Lila said she did not believe in God, but when my oldest son was about 3 years old, she was gently presistent in convincing me to go to church and meet this particular minister. She knew I'd like this peace activist, animal-loving, sweet man, and I think what Lila's actual plan was to get my children into church (even though she herself did not continue going there)! And when she died, I discovered that she had been insistent about keeping a rosary in her purse!
Anyway, I have no clue what this very weird statue is! My kids were fascinated by it at Lila's house, and after she died, insisted that we get it! It sits by my treadmill now, apparently keeping watch over me when I walk, but I have no idea what its intentions are or what it means!