"People from a planet without flowers
would think we must be mad with joy the whole time
to have such things about us."
~Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat

Sunday, April 1, 2012

My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky.” ~ William Wordsworth~

It rained all day yesterday. Heavy rain, dark skies... and wind.
Late in the afternoon the sky lightened and small openings of sunlight came through the clouds. Knowing  this  combination of storm and sun would produce a rainbow, I took the camera outside and waited.
There it was...from one canyon to another.
From one neighbor's house...
To the other neighbor's creek.
And then... a pale image of another rainbow appeared beside the first.

No pot of gold... simply a refraction of light split into a spectrum of color.
 But, the beauty of this rainbow has lasted, in my mind's eye, and made this Palm Sunday more than it could ever have been.
 Because of this rainbow I stood in the rain and saw my own humanity reflected from the earth that I love, into the sky and back again. As if this magical light was created not only for my eyes, but for everyone.
I wish this rainbow on the world... that its beauty brings a moment of happiness... of joy... to everyone on this Sunday before Easter.
I'm not sure about the reasons... the stories of this man... this savior... this son of god.
 But, I know that I saw a rainbow and watched my life take a step closer to heaven.

This is for my family. This is also for my friend Carol, my cousin Jeanne and my sister. With hope that they will always see the rainbows in their lives.


Brian Miller said...

thanks for spreading that beauty of love and hope...cool on the double rainbow too...blessings to you

joanne said...

beautiful post and an even more beautiful gift on this Palm Sunday.

Dianne said...

Beautiful rainbow pics! I saw one this past week that stretched before me from beginning to end...unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me. I love rainbows!

Tombstone Livestock said...

great photos, thanks for sharing.

Tombstone Livestock said...

great photos, thanks for sharing.

Tombstone Livestock said...

great photos, thanks for sharing.

Dirt Lover said...

Beautiful post. Thank you.

Madeline's Album said...

Great post and lovely pictures. I especially like the one with the double rainbow. May you have a blessed evening and a wonderful week before Easter. Madeline

Debora said...

I wholeheartedly receive your beautiful Palm Sunday wishes! So appropriate, and your photos are just spectacular! Much better than a pot of gold.

Roslyn said...

Rainbows always fill me with a sense of joy, Farmlady, the miracle never fails to surprise me. God's promise never again to destroy the earth with a flood.
It's nice & cool & breezy here in AZ on Palm Sunday.

Pauline said...

One of my aunts always said, "I wish you a rainbow" instead of goodbye. She comes to mind every time I see one so I thank you for bringing her memory back to me today. And thank you for such a lovely post.

Charming Baglady said...

Fantastic photos, as usual!! I have only seen one double-rainbow in my life and it was just last year after a summer storm! Did you notice that the colors on the second image are in reverse; red on the bottom instead of on top? Everyone seems to have their own symbolism they attach to rainbows; personally, with 2 potential pots of gold staring you in the face, I think you should head for Reno!$! ~Dawn

Tina Dawn said...

Wow. Thank you for the rainbow. It is glorious. Love T

Chef E said...

I love how this zig zags across our screen :)

Killer weeds below! Ha funny how they lay dormant and BAM!

Glad to see you are doing good :)

Kerry O'Gorman said...

The same rainbow travelled north over night because on Monday morning it was in the sky over the studio...I was late for an appointment because I just had to get "one more photo"...Will post the pictures ones of these days, but that is definitely a strange co-incidence!