Somewhere over the rainbow

It rained while the sun was shining yesterday. My husband hollered to the girls and I and said there was a rainbow outside. I quickly grabbed my camera and the girls.

It was an enormous double rainbow. I’d never seen a full rainbow before. It was so huge I couldn’t get back far enough to get the whole thing in. So I took a picture from the left side…

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…and the right side
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…and did my best to merge the pictures using Picasa.  Unfortunately, because it was raining, I did get some spots on my lens.   The sky was blue in parts, but the rainbow was formed against a blanket of white clouds.

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And it was amazing.

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Truly a rainbow is a  beauty to behold.

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About Casey

“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’ ~ Jack Kerouac, On The Road Again
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4 Responses to Somewhere over the rainbow

  1. magicinthewoods says:

    I’ve never seen a double rainbow! Beautiful.

  2. Well, until the other day, neither did I.

    According to Wikipedia

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow

    “In a double rainbow, a second arc is seen outside the primary arc, and has the order of its colours reversed, red facing toward the other one, in both rainbows. This second rainbow is caused by light reflecting twice inside water droplets.”

    Thank you for your comment. I was so thrilled to see the rainbow and doubly thrilled to see a double rainbow. It’s been a long, long time since I have seen a rainbow at all…and this was the first time I’d seen one ‘complete’ and not hidden at one end or the other.

  3. joesoares says:

    Most beautiful….great shots..well done…It happens to the ones with something special. x

  4. Aw, thank you Joe.

    It was an amazing thing to see and take pictures of. I’m so glad my family and I got to see it.

    🙂

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