A Rainbow in my Pocket
Rain, rain, and more rain. And more in the forecast… bring it on, I say. We’ve had a bit of the wet stuff this weekend. I simply love thunderstorms. A good hard rainstorm seems to enhance whatever mood you’re in, which isn’t always a good thing. To me, the intense force of a storm is calming. I can sleep my very best during a thunderstorm.
Two different rainbows arrived after the showers yesterday. Rainbows may be seen whenever there are water drops in the air and sunlight is shining from behind at a low altitude angle. The most spectacular rainbow displays happen when half of the sky is still dark with rain clouds and the observer is at a spot with clear sky in the direction of the Sun. This is why we often will spot a rainbow when it’s raining and the sun is shining. The result? A breathtaking, sometimes double, rainbow. A beautiful rainbow that I want to hold onto forever.
In other news, I saw the movie Inception yesterday. This is a must-see in my opinion! As much as I love dreams and the analysis of them, I really ‘got into’ this movie. Yes yes… I highly recommend.
Watch the trailer here, after clicking ‘enter site’. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’ll blow your mind. http://inceptionmovie.warnerbros.com/
My husband and I saw a rainbow once that was so near and so vivid we pulled over on the road to look at it. Yes, it was raining and the sun was shining. What splendor!
I love your photos, too.
July 19, 2010 at 9:19 am
I always see them as the perpetual sign of hope too, although I failed to mention that earlier. Thanks Carol, and maybe we’ll all see one again soon!!
July 19, 2010 at 6:14 pm
I sleep my most sound sleeps during a thunder storm as well. The entire combination of rustling leaves, clapping thunders and streaks of lightning is just incredible.
I’ve never seen a double rainbow before, thanks for sharing that remarkable picture. 🙂
As for Inception, I plan on catching it sometime this week.
July 20, 2010 at 8:20 am
We just don’t seem to get enough of them. 🙂 And I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with the movie.
July 20, 2010 at 9:27 am