Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Gift of Light


Last night, a little before dusk, we had one of those showers in bright sunlight and were rewarded with a beautiful, full-arc rainbow. I had the long lens on the camera and this is the best I could do. Even if I had had a wider lens attached I would have been unable to get the full arc.

I've mentioned before that when I was a kid I was always told the pot-o'-gold story about rainbows. But rainbows in my childhood only touched the ground on one side of the arc. What kind of challenge would that be? Then, for the first time (in Ireland as it happened) I saw a rainbow that touched down on both sides and the myth made sense. You have to guess which end has the gold!

Out here they always seem to be full arc. Fifty-percent. Not bad odds, but not all that good either.

1 comment:

The Hermit said...

That's a nice picture. Every once in a while, we get a rainbow here in the mountains but they are very rare.