It's a gray, drizzly day, nothing new in Oregon this time of year. A few minutes ago the late afternoon sun broke through the clouds. I immediately looked out my office window for a rainbow and there it was, a gorgeous complete arch, each color distinct and blazing bright.
I stopped working and ran up and down the hall, calling to my colleagues, especially those on the inner side of the hall (no windows), and we all went outside, by which time a second, fainter, rainbow arched above the first. We all stood in the drizzle oohing and ahhing until they both began to fade.
They only lasted a minute, but what a glorious minute that was!
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Monday, February 7, 2011
I Brake for Rainbows
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Oh, rainbows are gorgeous. And always worth chasing. Even for only a minute.ReplyDelete
That's wonderful Galen. I love those kind of moments!ReplyDelete
Signs of hope and beauty...ReplyDelete
and I love your new background, Galen!
OH, I love rainbows, having seen one for a while, but you have just put this wonderful image in my head, soo I'm happy again :) thx!ReplyDelete
Such a moment opens into eternity. You have shared about it beautifully! A rainbow represents the possibility of what can happen if we allow ourselves to believe.ReplyDelete
Rainbows are responsible for songs, pictures, paintings, cards, good wishes and can't think of any more. It makes one wonder what we'd do without rainbows. Good rainbow morning!!ReplyDelete
Love and Peace
Oh yes...me too I will brake, pause and enjoy what the sky is offering! I can see it now....just by your post! Have a great sunny day!ReplyDelete
I always run outside after an afternoon shower and look for a rainbow! One of nature's short lived wonders!ReplyDelete
What a great example for looking for, and enjoying, the special moments that enhance our lives.ReplyDelete
I am in Michigan right now (my home is in North Carolina), taking care of my dying father in Hospice Home. Yesterday family members noticed three deer outside his window and we took time to enjoy watching the deer managing their way through deep snow. It was special in that we forgot our troubles for a moment, plus we were so grateful that the view from Dads room is a wooded, scenic wonderland.
Thanks for sharing your rainbow moment!
It doesn't seem to matter how old we get... or how jaded... a rainbow is still a mysteriously beautiful thing.ReplyDelete
I photographed one off Double Island from the beach at Palm Cove the morning before Cyclone Yasi moved through. It was ominously beautiful and I couldn't help but feel it's positive presence there... at that time... in that place.
It's childlike to notice the beautiful in our world... not everyone does... but the world would be a better place if we did.
Thanks Galen. Lovely observation.
There are some things in life worth taking or making time for, hats off to you for grabbing the attention of a few others to share your wonderful sight!ReplyDelete
The next best thing to seeing a rainbow is talking about seeing a rainbow! Thank you all!ReplyDelete
Ellen Marie, what a lovely moment you described. I appreciate the time you took to share it. Blessings to you and your family.
I never want to lose my sense of wonder and I'm glad you haven't lost yours either. You are an inspiration - thank you!ReplyDelete
Ah you have caught the spirit here...yep we need to brake for rainbows...I love when they arch across the Inlet and have the Olympics floating snow capped underneath - they everything seems like hope Hope in the beauty of a rainbowReplyDelete