Sunday, July 22, 2007

Rainbows

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...

5 comments:

Lauren said...

I am THRILLED that the monsoon season is upon us. We haven't had the rainfall amounts that you have yet but if the forecast is even close to correct, we should be thoroughly moisturized next week. Oh, how I love the rain (ny nights or days)! Here's to nature's irrigation!

Tina T-P said...

Rainbows - Oooh, Aaaw!

Rain - 2" - cirminy - we're cranky and we only got about 1/2 inch - you needed it more tho, I think -

Rain - darn you, you stole my storyline - Great minds think alike, me thinks -

New ewe - nope, just got our money back - long day - 8 hours round trip on the road - cranky shepherd - I don't think we'll do that again. (would have been longer today - bad wrecks on I-5 had the freeway tied up for FOUR HOURS!!!) - Holy cow -

Again - rainbow pics - Oooh, aaaw - isn't it the darndest thing that the rainbow looks SO vibrant and then kind of Oh Well, on the photo - I'll bet that double one took your breath away!

Later - T.

Nancy K. said...

Beautiful photos!
I'm so glad that your mending so well. Keep it up!


We got our first rain in 3 weeks last night and I know what you mean about how much you appreciate it...

Kat said...

Wow, beautiful photos! I don't see too many rainbows around here--too many big trees block the view of much of the sky.

Glad to hear your recovery is still going well!!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Hey! I thought a new post was pending for today! Don't let your faithful readers down....