Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Rainbow Connection

This post covers an event from three months ago.

Someday we'll find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me
~ Williams/Ascher

Less than halfway into October, on the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, rain clouds and sunshine had each been doing their best to colour the day. Every now and then, the two would combine their efforts and we'd instinctively look opposite the sun, in hopes of finding a rainbow. On this lovely day, we were gifted with a beauty.

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My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky.
~ William Wordsworth
At first, the rainbow appeared during classic weather of showers and sunshine. You can see the raindrops sparkling in the light of the arc and a second, more faint rainbow forming off to its right. One would think that there's a pot of gold hidden just beyond the end of the dock or in the boat.

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Somewhere over the rainbow way up high
There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.
~ Edgar Harburg
When the rain stopped - at least over our heads, the colours seemed to just get more intense. I've never seen a rainbow this complete and this brilliant or lasting this long before, so I took a lot of photos. I'll only subject you to a fraction of them though.

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The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you finish the work.
~ Patricia Clifford
My sons were here to enjoy the beauty with us, as was Frank's friend, Peter (not pictured).

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Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
~ Lord Byron
I can remember the days when Alex played a computer game called Rainbow Warrior. Evidently, the goofball now plays it in real life.

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The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by.
~ Bob Thiele and George David Weiss
We were all pretty much in awe for the full fifteen minutes or so that it remained.

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Don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
Are beautiful,
Like a rainbow
~ Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly
 I couldn't resist trying to get nearer to it.

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Where does the rainbow end - in your soul or on the horizon?
~ Pablo Neruda
I switched lenses and transported myself even closer.

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The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched.
~ Henry David Thoreau
The woods were awash with hues of enchantment.

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Rainbows apologize for angry skies.
~ Sylvia Voirol
Rainbows are a semi-regular occurrence around here but we'll be hard-pressed to see another one like this.

What a way to feel connected to the world. Thank you, Universe.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Random Memories and Posts of the Week

A few random photos. I hope you enjoy.

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This adorable little red squirrel is young. His tail isn't even long enough to keep his head warm. He was hanging around our place for quite a few weeks but like so many other sweet creatures around here, he just upped and disappeared one day. Anyway, on this day, he held this position for the longest time and though it was shot through glass at near dusk, you can still see the forlorn look on his adorable little face. "Where have all the peanuts gone?"

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Here's another rather unhappy face. It's the cardboard in which the charger and cord came with a Kobo Arc. Seeing faces in everyday inanimate things is called pareidolia.

The bright eye of a female Hairy woodpecker checking me out through the kitchen window.

It kind of looks as if the walls are bowing inward but that's just the shadow cast by the openings in the side of that lamp, and they're actually on the wall behind it - which ends at that hallway off to the right.

STELLA! She's Frank's sons' beautiful girl.

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Laundry never seems to end. And rarely does it catch my eye in an attractive way but I liked the way these towels looked in the sunlight which streamed in through another window.

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Don't we get the most beautiful visitors?

More photos coming up soonish.


And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if your blog post is named as a POTW.


The Best Medicine
by Shammickite
at Rook's Nest


New Year's Day 2015
by DJan
at DJan-ity

Lake Roger's Park
by Author R. Mac Wheeler
at R. Mac Wheeler



Zero to Ten
by YaYa
at Whispering Pines


by Jim
at Suldog

Coffee, Reflections and Music
by A Cuban in London
at Un Cubano en Londres

The Hair
by Joe
at Cranky Old Man


Abstract Lights 
by Linda
at The View From Squirrel Ridge


Recommended by: TexWisGirl
Nature Smiling

by Paul
at Shutterbugs Capturing the World Around Us

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