Yesterday was overcast and rainy, all day. An inside day. But as the sun dropped below the cloud cover the late afternoon brightened with rosy-gold autumn light and a perfect ground-to-ground rainbow appeared on the eastern horizon. I hurried inside for a camera before the fairies reclaimed it.
As a child I had always heard that there was a pot of leprechaun gold at the end of the rainbow. I was never very impressed, since it seemed that if that were really true it would be easy to claim the prize. I had not seen a rainbow that touched the ground on both sides until I was in Ireland. Suddenly the story made sense to me: You had to choose which end of the rainbow you went to, and if you chose wrong— no gold. Until yesterday I can't remember seeing a rainbow in the states that touched down on both sides.
The lens wasn't wide enough to get both "feet" so I had to do a stitch-job on two frames. Thus the weird electric wires. They don't really make 'em like that out here, but in a windstorm they can look pretty much like that sometimes.