Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

It's Wednesday, which means it's time once again for Outdoor Wednesday, so graciously hosted every week by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer. This is one of my favorite blogland events. It's so much fun to see the outdoors through other eyes, especially at this time of year when the weather is so varied from region to region. Make sure to stop by http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ to see some beautiful outdoor photographs!

As you may know, we have been suffering from a drought for the past 3 years, and it has become quite critical. Most of the state is in an "exceptional" or "extreme" drought condition. Lately, the weather pattern has started to change and we've been receiving some blessed rain on a somewhat regular basis. As I was leaving my monthly hospital manager's meeting last week, this is the sight that caught my eye....

Not just a rainbow, but a double rainbow! The picture quality is not that great, given that I was shooting in the pouring rain in the middle of Luby's parking lot. As I was leaving I noticed all of the diners staring out of the large plate glass window at me - they must have thought I was nuts, because the rainbow would not have been visible from their angle! The best view of this gorgeous sky was in the middle of the highway, but I thought better of stopping in the middle of I-35 in a rainstorm to shoot a photo lol. I'm a dedicated blogger, but not quite THAT dedicated. Now don't forget to visit Susan and see what everyone else is sharing today.

46 comments:

Cass @ That Old House said...

Every rainbow I see stops me in my tracks, in awe. This one is special indeed -- thank God for the rain you are getting.
Cass

LV said...

I love rainbows and yours is truly a beauty. Glad you had enough rain for a rainbow to form.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

That happened to me a few weeks ago. Could not drive and take a photo also, so used a picture of one I took in April to relay my story. :)

Kevin, Page, Andrew and Austin said...

Thank you for all of your sweet comments about Andrew and our little one on the way!! We are SO excited and you are right my mom is beside herself and can't wait for Austin to get here. It is so nice to know how loved our little ones are by so many...it means a lot to us! The double rainbow in your post is amazing!! You hardly ever get to see those much less capture them in a picture! Have a wonderful evening!

Ms.Daisy said...

God's promise! A double rainbow is truly an awesome sight! Thanks for posting for us to share!

Elisabeth said...

What a lovely happening--a double rainbow. Wonderful! Some of my best shots show up while standing in parking lots--what fun that is. Thanks for sharing...Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Marla said...

I have seen more rainbows in the 4 years of living in Oregon than in my entire life. I love each and every one of them. Amazing...double rainbows are such a treat.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Kat, what a great picture. It is always so wonderful to see such a pretty double rainbow. I am so glad you guys are finally getting some rain, now we just need to get a little. Our monsoon this year was a total nonsoon. Hugs, Marty

erin said...

double lucky to see two! hope you found two pots of gold also? rain is definately better than drought!

Ebie said...

The double rainbow is so spectacular!
I'm glad you got rain, we haven't had rain for a while.

Ebie's Outdoor Wednesday.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

You certainly are a dedicated blogger to have your camera always at the ready. Great shot.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

I love rainbows-- but they are so illusive to capture. Good job!

If you get a moment I would love you to stop by.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

Jane said...

What a beautiful photo! There is something special about seeing a rainbow...especially when you have been experiencing a drought. We experienced TX style droughts when we lived in Dallas...The ground actually split open!!! I had never seen that before...

Hope the drought eases this season...
Jane (Artfully Graced)

easternsparkle said...

As we would say in the UK - that's a sight for sore eyes! We have had a very dry summer here in the east of England but other parts have had a lot more rain - strange divide for our realatively small island!
Hope you get as much rain as you need but not too much more!
Thanks for your comments recently

Heather

Kat said...

Absolutely gorgeous rainbow shot. I wish I could capture a rainbow shot one day with my camera! thanks for sharing it! have a lovely day!

luna miranda said...

a delightful shot! did you check the end of the rainbow?:P

Riet said...

That is a beautiful picture. A double rainbow is so special.
Have a nice day

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl did you find the pot of gold at the end???Great photo...I hope you have a great day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Deb said...

I know you all need the rain...but up here in North Texas...we are tired of it...ready for the sunshine.....and to get rid of these giant size mesquitos....beautiful rainbow...the sign of promise...

Ms. Bake-it said...

I loved rainbows and feel so blessed when I see one, especially a double rainbow.

Thank you for sharing yours with us!

~ Tracy

Squirrel said...

who needs the pot of gold when you have a photo like that.

Lori E said...

We have actually driven through a rainbow. Yup. It ended right on the highway in front of us and we drove on through though I must say we were a little apprehensive about it. No gold though.

Brenda said...

I unfortunately have never been able to capture a rainbow as you did here. Beautiful! But I still want to someday!
Brenda

Mary said...

What a beautiful photo. I'm glad to hear your long period of drought has ended. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love rainbows! I don't often see them here but when I do I drop everyhting to look at it.

I hope you get more of your much needed rain soon!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love the rainbow and how special to see after all the drought! I hope you see many more! Cindy

Baba's Special Babies said...

Wow...what a great view of the double rainbows... thanks for sharing this shot with us today..

daylily777 said...

Very Beautiful Pic ! I love Rainbows!;~)

~Myrna Lee

http://daylily777-myenchantedhome.blogspot.com/2009/10/outdoor-wednesday-pumpkin-farm.html

James said...

That's awesome. I don't recall ever seeing a double rainbow before.
Luby's is where we got our Thanksgiving dinner last year.

CailinMarie said...

love the double rainbow! and I'm glad ya'll are seeing a bit of rain.

Light and Voices said...

Double arched rainbows are kind of rare to see. Lucky you!
Joyce M

xinex said...

This is incredible, Kathy! The picture is amazing, especially with that double rainbow...Christine

Melissa Miller said...

Rainbows are such a blessing and that one is spectacular! I'm so happy you are getting more rain Kathy. ~Whew! I hope it continues.

Thanks for telling me about the magazine. That is an interesting title for sure. HeHe!

Chestnut says Hi and Happy Fall!
~Melissa :)

JennyMac said...

double rainbow...perfect beauty. Rainbows still bring out the kid in me.

Amy said...

Rainbows seem so magical. I feel so special when I get to see one! Your rainbow is a beauty!!

Lynn said...

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Bonnie said...

I *HEART* rainbows but really haven't seen many since moving to California. They are plentiful and beautiful in Hawaii where I'm originally from. Have a great weekend!

Bonnie

Pam said...

How wonderful to capture this amazing double rainbow, well done.
I am very glad you where not injured in the process, we would like to see more :)

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blueviolet said...

That's absolutely beautiful!

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Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Kat! What a beautiful rainbow...and a double at that! I am so happy that you are finally having rain! If you had told me this time last year when we were in the middle of our 3 year drought that we would have floods this year, I would not have believed you! Hang in there! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

inspiredcomblogulations said...

Beautiful rainbow photo.
Two fold promises and His pledge.
Lee

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your rainbow photo is gorgeous, and I am glad you didn't get out into the middle of the highway to take a photo! laurie