Thursday, October 21, 2010

Add water and sunshine, then stir . . .

A Whirl of Wind and Rain



The Making of a Rainbow!
 I left work a little late today.
It was gusty and I could see virga and rain in the distance.
Across the horizon, the skies were blue. 
By the time I left the parking lot, the rain was upon me!
Then, the sun came out.
I had to stop in the nearest driveway to take these photos!
My camera was still in my purse from a retirement party
I attended last night.


As I got close to home, I passed this open field
and saw the storm front quickly blowing away over the horizon.
The very last of the  R A I N B O W was falling to Earth.

Enjoy the promise of all His blessings
 ~ Always ~

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Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Rainbows are very special to me these days. I loved this.

It's me said...

A very special for me......thanks for sharing this...i am a glad woman you.....Ria....

Barb said...

Amazing, Maria - don't ever leave home without that camera! Even the sky shots without the rainbow are awesome! I see you had a double.

Diana said...

Lovely, Lovely rainbow Maria. It is indeed a wonderful promise!
Love Di ♥

eileeninmd said...

Rainbows are lovely, great captures. It is not often that I get to see one. Thanks for sharing yours. Happy skywatching.

Helena said...

I love rainbows. These are absolutely beautiful captures!

Linda said...

The pictures are stunning Maria! I love rainbows too. I don't see them often, and that just makes them even more special. Thank you for sharing yours!

Wanda said...

Who doesn't love rainbows...

BTW would you translate my Italian comment... I would love to know what was said.

Julie Harward said...

I love your rainbow...they are such rewards for us! Very beautiful! One day we had 2 almost together! Come say hi :D

June_Butterfly said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!!I love the pics.I guess rainbows tends to bring us to a magical world!

Thanks for sharing!!Lucky you!!

Pearl Maple said...

Great skies do have a habit of sneaking up when not expected, and finding rainbows in your sky are a delightful surprise.

Anonymous said...

Great photos and great metaphor, Maria. I love the name of your blog,too.

Roo said...

rainbows are a powerful reminder! thanks for sharing your rainbow with me. xo

Wanda..... said...

Another rainbow for you, Maria and a double one at that...they are beautiful to see!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Beautiful skies, your rainbow is pretty. I love the scenery!
Im back in town and it's almost weekend again. The Fall holiday went by too fast. I believe you will enjoy your Fall holiday soon? Or is that not common in the US? Anyway, have a most wonderful weekend, sweet Maria. It's chilly in the Netherlands, I must keep the fire burning and get out my comfy soft shoes. xxxx

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I just love rainbows.

The Captain's Daughter said...

What beautiful photos of your view! You and your blog are my daily rainbow!

LindyLouMac said...

Wonderful skies from Mother Nature.

Anonymous said...

Great shots of the rainbow!
I saw one that fainted too soon earlier this week, so thanks for sharing this one.

francis said...

It's evening and the moon is so bright and full . I'm sitting on my couch with lots of little candles all around . I'm so glad my internet is working . In a few months I am so used to travel throuhg the blogs . I realy missed that last week.
You and your camera ! Magical !
Wish you and your loving family a very happy weekend

LV said...

I do not like storms, but certainly enjoy the beauty that can follow. Never leave home without my little digital. Glad you had yours as these are awesome sky sights. Thank you for your visit and becoming a follower. I do appreciate it very much.

Al said...

Beautiful! We normally see several rainbows every summer, but this year there were hardly any.

Cathy said...

So very, very beautiful!

Dianne said...

For quite a while I carried my cameras with me almost everywhere I went but after starting to read Anita's blog over at

I carry them with me at ALL times!

I am so glad you were LUCKY and got the pictures--they are great!

And I am hoping that the retirement party went well also.

When I retired I had only been at my last school for 5 years so I really wasn't expecting a big "todo" but they gave me one of the nicest retirement parties anyone could ever have. That makes a person feel so good and just adds a stamp of validation to all the years of service they have rendered.

I know your retiree surely appreciated all your efforts. God bless you dear Maria.


EcoRover said...

Nice, you caught a double! Nice to see the skies & season change.

koralee said...

Oh my friend...this is so lovely today. God is good.

I am stuck in a chair today...I hurt my back this afternoon and am sooooo trying to get it better for monday.! At least I can sit in front of the computer somewhat comfortable...and catching up with my favourite bloggers always makes me happy..thank you!

Today was going to be my baking day...sooooo hope I can make those macaroons tomorrow!!!

Love and hugs.

Marg said...

It is so wonderful when we can catch these moments...not only in our camera's but in our hearts. The beauty of God's creations shines everywhere for mankind to see.
That's what makes your drive worthwhile.

P-TER said...

Wonderfull Rainbowspictures!
I like your blog!