Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Winter Rainbow

I took this a couple of weeks ago and had forgotten about it. Hubby had been to the doctor on a rainy day. When he returned home he shouted through the kitchen door that there was a rainbow out front. I grabbed my camera and took out the front door. The rainbow was very low on the horizon. I thought about getting in my Jeep and driving to an open space but rainbows don't last long so I just stood on my front porch and shot through the trees.I moved the camera to my right and this is what I saw. You can see in this photo just beyond the trees where it looks like the rainbow is almost touching the ground. As I looked at it I thought if I had been down under those trees I would standing in its glow.
Since St. Patrick's Day is Saturday it's fitting I should post these as a tribute to my Irish roots. My maternal ancestors can be traced back to 1667 in Londonderry, Ireland.
(be sure to click to enlarge images)
Linking to Skywatch.

26 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous rainbow, Carletta... I always get excited when seeing a rainbow. Thanks so much for sharing it...
Hugs,
Betsy

Emille said...

Wow, this is a BIG rainbow! Never seen t this big! Every time I read St. Patricks story I am awed!

diane b said...

It is wide and low and very pretty. What a great view you have from your front porch...no houses.

Jientje said...

It's funny how rainbows always seem to make us very excited. Very pretty!

TexWisGirl said...

it is really beautiful, filtering thru the trees! :)

Carver said...

Wow, amazing rainbow and captured so well by you!

Sylvia K said...

This is awesome, Carletta!! I love seeing it filtered through the trees, too! Gorgeous! And such terrific captures!! Hope you have a great weekend with lots of beautiful skies!

Sylvia

Rajesh said...

The rainbow through the trees really look beautiful.

Gary said...

Nice capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful rainbow behind the trees.

Regards and best wishes

Laura said...

how amazingly beautiful is that!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Gotta LOVE a husband who spots shots for you!!

Steffi said...

How wonderful!I love rainbows!Have a nice weekend!

Rose said...

Beautiful, Carletta. We had strange lighting yesterday evening and I wondered if I had missed a rainbow...I did not think till it was about over.

Kim, USA said...

I see the rainbow. A very amazing photos.

SWF

eileeninmd said...

Happy St. Patrick's day, Carletta! I am part Irish also. Your rainbow is beautiful, the colors are so pretty. Thanks for sharing your skies.

Theanne said...

fantastic rainbow shot through the trees!

Indrani said...

I have never seen a rainbow so close.
Great captures.

forgetmenot said...

Great shot of the rainbow through the trees. Happy St. Pat's Day. Mickie ;)

ladyfi said...

What a lovely rainbow!

Liz said...

beautiful shots. Happy sky watching.

My Sky.

Riet said...

LOvely rainbow behind the trees

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Oh yes -- beautiful through the trees -- I'm glad you stayed there. (But you didn't go hunt for the pot of gold at the end of it ;>)?).

Happy St Pat's Day!

Judy said...

One of the advantages of bare trees!! I love the second shot, where the rainbow is almost on the ground!!

kaye said...

that is so cool!

emzkie said...

that is so beautiful. i often see a rainbow like that close.

visiting u back from Blue Monday! and thanks for visiting mine