Sometimes the light bends in the most unusual ways. Thursday was one of those days.

My wife says it’s spiritual light.

My son thinks it’s a big eyeball with eyelashes.

Director of PD Photography Chad Surmick thinks it looks like The Eye of Sauron on the tower of Barad-Dûr in Lord of the Rings.

Me? Just stupid lucky.

Thomas Mullin of Mill Valley gets a last look at the sun at Bodega Head, Thursday Dec. 16, 2010 as the first in a series of large Pacific storms move inland, bringing with it a promise of heavy precipitation and high winds. Thin high clouds ahead of the front produce a halo containing millions of tiny ice crystals which take on an elongated hexagonal shape, refracting the light. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010

-Kent Porter