Thursday, September 20, 2007

1 More Rainbow......

I just have to jump on and share. I really should be getting supper ready (chicken stir-fry), but this was just too beautiful to pass over....

As I come up on the overpass on my way home, off on the eastern horizon is a thick billow of clouds, the bottom ones most closely resembling angel-hair (that fiber-glass billowy stuff that makes great "clouds" for christmas decorations) falling in a water-fall from the sky. And, and the very bottom of that water-fall of angel-hair clouds was a thick, THICK band of rainbow. It wasn't maybe more than an inch off the horizon, but it was a thick rainbow (like 3 inches from my view from side to side). And VIVID. I'm talking Cotton-Candy Colors, here. It's impossible to do it justice, but from left to right it was a thick band of sea-foam green, a thick band of sunshine yellow, and a thick band of bubble-gum pink. It was seriously that vivid and bright!!!!!! Just incredible!!!! I just had to share. How astonishing to see a rainbow, much less one that brilliant, this time of year. We do see sun-dogs throughout the winter (those are rainbows that completely circle the sun), but not rainbows this late into the fall, coming into winter.

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I also had a funny little moment on my way out of the neighbourhood this morning. There's a railroad track on the other side of the old highway that my neighbourhood opens out onto. And, around the same time I leave for work every day, we have a train pulling through NP to the Refinery. Well, completely unexpectedly this morning, that train (usually 2 engines & a long strand of black fuel tankers) was finished off with a little blue & yellow caboose. Too funny! I don't believe I've ever seen an Alaska Railroad train with a caboose at the end.

Anyway, just had to share these little bits of whimsy with others. I know DH won't understand what they meant to me, but I believe most of y'all will get some small bit of a grin from them.

Have a Blessed Day!

2 comments:

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Thanks for sharing your rainbow (that must have been so cool) and your little blue and yellow caboose with us! :-)

barefoot gardener said...

I love little moments like this! It is so hard to get others to understand how cool these little things can be. Glad you shared!