Here is my second attempt at capturing a very strange effect that happens here in the Interior, near the summer solstice.  The sun (when it is up at all) always rides the lower southern horizon--never getting higher than 6 degrees.  This means that one only recieves a significantly dimmer, heatless, reddish, "twilighty glow" from due south.  However, thanks to the sun shining full on higher levels of the atmosphere (AAAAAAHHHH! The ATMOSPHERE!! :) ), one gets a normal Rayleigh-scattered blue sky above.  There is so little light from the sun directly, that there is just as much light coming from above.  This means that while things in direct sunlight are lit deep red, things in shadow are lit bright blue.  -It's a strange, eerily-beautiful effect---and, as it only happens in mid-to-late December in the sub-arctic, few people get to see it.  -Enjoy!

   These pictures were taken over a two-day period.  -Some trees and shadows:

   More trees and shadows--showing the sharp contrast:

   I thought you might like a picture of the sun--at its highest point reached in the sky:

   Trees lit from the south, with the rest in shadow--taken behind the G.I. (Geophysical Institute):

   More effect of same.  -The "focus" isn't good--because I was using the "zoom" feature, on my cheap digital camera.  :P

   Another picture behind the G.I.--again with "zoom."

On to more pictures of this strange phenomenon.