Monday, May 29, 2006

Double Rainbow

When my niece Anna and her friend Felicia were here last month, we had a night or two of really cool storms blow through, the kind with lightning crawling under the bellies of the clouds and incredible light displays. One of the neatest things we saw was just before one of the early evening storms, when a spectacular double rainbow filled the sky behind the house. They spanned the entire horizon, two full half-circles of glorious color, one bright and vivid, the other faded and just above the first.

We couldn't get a full-horizon shot, it was just too huge -- we'd have had to retreat practically to Austin to get a wide enough look at it -- but here's a portion. It was even more beautiful in person, with a heavy mist filling the air, mottled gray-white clouds just overhead, and the bright colors of the rainbow hanging impossibly doubled from right to left, filling your entire field of vision.

Many thanks to Anna and Felicia for taking the photos and for sending them to us on CD!

4 comments:

Jill Phenix Avila said...

Wow God's double promise to never flood the Earth like in Noah's time... beautiful picture!!

Jill Phenix Avila said...

btw, my parents, brother and myself saw the end of a rainbow in Colorado. Honest, we drove through it and I can honestly say it was one of the most amazing things I have ever sean. I always thought they moved as you got closer, not so.

annie'sbuddie said...

How beautiful...I just love seeing rainbows.
I was hoping for one to follow the rain we were supposed to get today, but we ended up with neither. Less than 1/2" rain & now that the sun is out it is hot & muggy. There was a brief cool breeze just before the sun broke out.
Hard to believe that Houston & points east got anywhere from 7-15".

PS: Is it just coincidence that my word verification is "faboody" this time or have you seen a recent photo of me!

Jeff Hebert said...

I think I am going to rush out right now and buy the domain "Faboody.com" -- that is an awesome word.