Monday, April 13, 2009

Rainbow Over the River


I thought it was time for another rainbow picture. Here you see the beauty of the rainbow as it arches its brilliant colors over the Willamette River. This was taken a couple of years ago with my very first camera.
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I was sitting on the bank of the river, having gone for a walk. It was sunny when I'd started out, but I'd brought an umbrella just in case, because I'd glimpsed some purple clouds on the horizon. It was a good thing! As I huddled beneath the shelter of my umbrella, a strong swift storm crashed through. The wind blew and howled through the honey trees, the lighting flashed, the thunder cracked and boomed. And then stillness and the rainbow.
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As my sweet Sissy advised years ago, "There could be no rainbows without both the sunshine and the rain." Such is life.
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We would not know true joy for what it is, unless we'd experienced the storm beforehand.

2 comments:

Natural Moments said...

Percisely, We have to become tense so that we can appreciate what it is like to relax.

Clytie said...

Awesome rainbow, sissie. Such a serene picture -- hard to believe a storm had just passed through!