Sunday, March 01, 2009

Intriguing Rainbow

It started out as a beautiful rainbow in the eastern sky. A storm was skirting all around us, spilling a few raindrops on the ground yet allowing the sun to display a double rainbow that stretched all the way across the sky.

It looked as if the cars on the highway could run right into the pot of gold - the prismatic rays appeared so close - and there almost seemed to be a glow arising from the first and brightest rainbow.

As hard as I tried, I couldn't get far enough back to capture the whole image in my lens so settled for watching it "first person" as it spread its finery against the gray clouds.

I shot from different places in the yard as the clouds continued to billow up and around the rainbows like a genie escaping from his bottle.

The buttery rays of evening turned the wild prairie grasses into a golden blanket from a technicolor dream and I zoomed in for a closer look.

The rainbow's colors intensified from a pastel palette to a richer tone, and it was dazzling in the making.

But then the smokey clouds began to gather and surround the colors in a contrast of charcoal fog. Though still beautiful, it was somewhat eery.

We escaped the storms that night, but it was an
early reminder of what a spring in Kansas can hold.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous rainbows, Lori!!! WOW!!!! Hope you are doing okay, Lori.. I haven't seen you around in awhile.

Love your blog page. Gorgeous!

srp said...

Great shots... it is so nice to see a rainbow on the prairie! And you had rain... here we had a cold, cold rain and finally snow.. but as with all snows... just a dusting. 30 miles west and 30 miles north they had 4 - 6 inches.

Yes, the spring storms cometh!