Here are a couple of pictures of the beautiful rainbows we had the day before yesterday. You can just make out in this first picture that I was treated to a double rainbow! Actually, we often get double ones here. Our Monsoons have started and with the tremendous thunderstorms that move through this area rapidly, we get many opportunities to have this phenomenon occur. Some are much brighter than others, depending on the light intensity and time of day.The camera really didn't capture just how colorful this rainbow was. And this was the first rainbow(s) of this season. I hope to see many more before the rains end.
Also, we got 2 inches of rain yesterday! Very slowly, our creek is coming back to life as the water filters down from the mountain into the marshy area that makes up the field behind our pasture.
How wonderful it was to lie in bed last night and hear the rain softly pattering on the roof. And the grass no longer crunches beneath my feet, but now bends and recovers with the new-found moisture from the earth.
I realize that the smell of rain is really the smell of life returning to the world around me. The red dragonfly I saw hovering over the newly filled pond told me so...