Friday, August 21, 2009

Rainbow

Late yesterday afternoon a thunderstorm came through. I was not happy looking out at the rain since this August has been cool and wet -- and it was raining again.

Suddenly the sun came out though it was still raining. I ran out the door and this is what I saw.




And unlike so often where you might see a little bit of a rainbow, this rainbow stretched clear across the sky in a perfect (of course!) arch.



It was awe inspiring.



And as I saw it stretch clear across the sky, I realized the most beautiful things in life are often very fleeting.



And unexpected. But you have to take time to look.

Thanks for stopping by.

11 comments:

Maureen said...

Beautiful!

Small City Scenes said...

Truly spectacular!!!
So what if a little rain falls in our life when we can see beauty like this.. MB

Mean Mama said...

GORGEOUS! I think I am going to vacation in Iowa one of these days.

Memphis MOJO said...

Nice shots. Did you find the pot of gold?

Carla said...

Oh, those are so pretty! I especially love that last shot.

I'm glad you took the time to look...and glad you had your camera close by.

Jo said...

In the last photograph, I can actually see the leprechauns and the little pot of gold. Can you see them? If you look really closely, you can see them -- just beyond the fence, right at the foot of the rainbow.

Hilary said...

That's a beauty. We had some nasty weather here ourselves yesterday with a very vibrant partial rainbow afterward. The full arc is a special treat. Thanks for sharing this gem.

Country Girl said...

What a special moment, Russell! I'm glad you ran to get your camera.

Leslie: said...

I like the photo where the power lines are juxtaposed across the rainbow. The lines - straight & curved are great together.

Daryl said...

Jealous ... I have yet to capture a rainbow!

Gypsy Lala said...

Wow, pretty rainbow. That is a wonderful sky watch.