Thursday, February 7, 2008

Seeing Rainbows

Yesterday was filled with morning storms and rain drizzled off and on all day. About a half hour before sunset I noticed from my sunroom window that the skies seemed full of color. I grabbed my camera and headed outside. One minute it was fluffy white clouds; then light blue “holes” appeared in the middle of a sheet of gray. At one point dark black ominous clouds appeared at the bottom of pretty whites and blues. The different stripes of clouds reminded me of crushed Oreos in a parfait glass with ice cream and whipped topping. As I stood outside it began to sprinkle heavily while the sun streamed through the clouds. I said to myself that there should be a rainbow somewhere. Then, there it was. I couldn’t get a clear shot around the trees so I had to shoot through them. My daughter and I then jumped on the golf cart and she drove down the long driveway where we could see open sky. It was already too late. In that short span of time the rainbow was now barely visible; it almost seemed as if it had been an illusion. I knew I would have to be satisfied with what was already on my camera. It didn’t really matter though. My favorite Robert Browning quote seemed to whisper in my ear - “God’s In His Heaven, All’s Right With the World” and on this day with my daughter by my side and my newborn grandbaby safely snuggled inside the house everything was indeed right with the world.

3 comments:

fishing guy said...

I think the shot through the trees was even more special because of the trees. It's a beautiful picture.
We haven't seen the sun in NE Ohio for several days.

Carletta said...

Thank you. It's really cloudy here this morning. We're supposed to have snow flurries here.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Beautiful rainbow! I love your picture even better than mine!!
Penny