Wednesday, December 29, 2021

A Sunset Moment

I posted this on Facebook the other day, and I really wanted to post it here on the blog as well. I should have posted it here first. Blogger is my favorite site for communicating with online friends. I don't know why I didn't, perhaps distracted by life itself. 

I was trying to photograph the sunset drops of rain on the pine needles in the tree out back. They were glimmering with a beautiful glow. I clicked a few pics and then ran out front to see if there was a rainbow in the eastern sky at sunset. Yes there was. Clicked a few more pics. 

When I downloaded the photos this is what I saw. 




I hope you'll click on the photos. I didn't get the little drops of rain on the pine needles at all, I got the actual rain streaking down in sunset colors. I've never seen anything like it. And then there was a double bow out there facing east. It was such a lovely colorful moment.

Oh yes, I forgot to mention, this is what our Christmas Day looked like. It was the very best gift.

28 comments:

  1. WOW!! Great timing, The sky called your name and you answered, taking your camera of course. Beautiful!!

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    1. Linda-- I love the idea of the sky calling my name. Yes, I heard it. Thank you!

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  2. Oh wow that's amazing! I'm glad you told me to click on the photo because you don't see the rays of light in the small version.

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    1. Dr Michelle-- It really was such a surprise to see those streaks of rain.

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  3. Wonderful photos. The rain looks like strings hanging from the trees. And a double rainbow!

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    1. Colette-- It is often such a surprise what sunlight and rain will do together.

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  4. Wow, amazing how the drops looked like streaks of the sunset. Wonder if there is a name for that phenomenon? Then to get a double rainbow--that was quite a gift.

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    1. Patti-- I love the idea of there being a name for that phenomenon. Now I'm going to google around to find out. Thank you for that!

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  5. Looks like needles of orange light. Just beautiful.

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    1. Linda-- Needles of orange light, a beautiful description!

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  6. Lovely! You seem to get a lot of rainbows where you are! Must mean you are lucky!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. EllenD-- We are lucky that the sun comes out every now and then during the typical winter deluges here. That produces the best colorful shows in the sky.

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  7. I saw these on FB...and they are still very lovely! I can always use two views to be sure I see them!

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    1. Barbara-- I'm glad you liked them twice. Thank you for that.

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  8. Wow! The fruit of paying close attention the way you do.

    I'm so grateful that I can embiggen your photos again. It's a mystery as to why that function disappeared and reappeared.

    I love being able to "live" in many places simultaneously. While we are experiencing unusually cold weather and snowfall here, which to me is an unsettling beauty, I can also experience the reassuring beauty of Arcata with you and Roger.

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    1. am-- I am so glad you can embiggen the photos again. These really needed that to see the interesting rainy light show. The best part of blogging is being able to see your world there and show you our world here. Virtually connected, my friend.

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  9. Well done, you did capture the rain drops only they were streaking by, your one up on me there, Like the rainbow. It was miserable here weather-wise. Made a new bird feeder for my wife for her at Christmas. Screws to the fence, you will like it she did

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    1. Billy-- It was quite a moment. Now of course I'm wondering if I'll ever see anything like that again. Love your new. bird feeder. So beautiful.

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  10. You had fun with lots of color at the same time.

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    1. Red-- It really was a fun moment of sunlight and rain.

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  11. Amazing what the camera will pick up that the eye doesn't see.

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    1. ellen-- That's so true. I did not see that at all, and what I did see, I didn't get a photo of.

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  12. I love happy photography accidents!

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    1. Steve-- I love the idea of "happy photography accidents." That's great.

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    1. Sabine-- Thank you. So good to hear from you. Hope all is well there, dear friend.

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  14. This indeed was a wonderful Christmas gift, Robin, and thanks for sharing. Perhaps seeing the rainbow will bring good luck for 2022...that would be wonderful!

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    1. Beatrice-- Yes, having good luck in 2022 would be wonderful. I wish that for all of us.

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