Monday, February 04, 2019

Rainbow Without The Rain

We had a few days of beautiful warm sunny weather. While the rest of California was being deluged by big storms we were spared. It was grand. On Saturday we went out for a long neighborhood walk and saw a rainbow. A rainbow on a dry sunny day? I couldn't get a photo of it, and by the time we got to where there was a good view, it was gone. Later in the afternoon, I looked out the window and saw one again. I ran outside into the warm sunlit street without a hint of rain anywhere and photographed this rainbow.
You can see that the street is dry. The sun is behind me in a blue sky. And there is a rainbow. I am assuming that there is rain in those clouds that is simply not making it to the ground, but it's making a rainbow anyway. We loved it!

It's so much fun to be surprised like this.

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  1. I saw one of those one evening at harvest time. A complete surprise, though we'd really have liked a little shower so we could abandon our work in the fields and repair to the local pub!

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    1. John-- I love knowing that you saw one like this. It's such a surprise. Hope you made it to the pub after the harvest.

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  2. It's snowing here. I'm so happy to see your sunny rainbow!

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    1. am-- I wish it were sunny today. It's so dark as I type this, even though it's only 11:00 in morning. Ah weather!

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  3. Kind of hard to see, but there it is! It's not too unusual, but you do have to look for it. And, as we know, you look for things like that. Pity all those who don't.

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    1. Mark-- The first one we saw was brighter. I so wish I could have photographed it, especially where it was shining on the mountain range. Ah well... it sure was cool!

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  4. What a treat. A butterfly in winter and now a rainbow in sunshine. To see both, you have to be in a certain position. It's possible that your neighbors could not see the rainbow nor could you if you were in a different spot. I take that as a good omen.

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    1. NCmountainwoman-- I can't tell you how much I love your comment "a butterfly in winter... a rainbow in sunshine." It's a perspective that encompasses the loves of my life. Thank you so much for that.

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  5. I know you travel looking up but I wonder how many others got to enjoy that delight? Thanks for letting us enjoy also.

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    1. Patti-- I have the degenerative discs in my neck that complain every time I look up. Does that stop me? NEVER!

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    1. Catalyst-- I wish I had been able to photograph the earlier one.

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  7. Took me a while but I can see it. Well done!

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    1. Sabine-- It was such a surprise, and I'm glad I could share it here.

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  8. Beautiful. Maybe a promise of something good. I like to think it anyway.

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    1. 37paddington-- Oh how I wish it were the promise of something good.

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  9. A beautiful picture! There's so much color in your neighborhood landscape.

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    1. Steve-- Thank you for that. It is surprising that it looks a bit like fall and spring in one shot.

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