Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Somewhere ......

[some of you may be familiar with Eva Cassidy - if so, you undoubtedly are very familiar with the song below; if you aren't, you owe it to yourself to have a listen - I promise you won't regret it - click the link below the photos]

Today started off well enough, crisp but with sunshine. By early afternoon the weather had degenerated into a wind-whipped rainstorm. It had stopped by dinner time so we could take Sasha out for a walk (or maybe she takes us ?), although the sky still looked threatening. We made it back just before the low grey masses of clouds opened up again. But we could see some clearing on the western horizon.

Sure enough, as the clouds were being swept to the east, the sun peeked below the western edge of the clouds and shone through the rain, capping the day off with a magnificent rainbow. I wouldn't have traded this moment for a pot of gold.


Cloudia said...

YoW, Rick! You are AWESOME!

Aloha from Waikiki,

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Barefoot from Heaven said...

geeez you where in the right spot at the right time my friend. Thank you so so so much for sharing...when will I find that pot of gold on my doorstep? Sharing remember. :-)
Happy day I'm off to work. byes.

Betty Manousos said...

these are all exceptional shots!
such a beautiful scenery~
i wish it were possible for me to go there!

Marty said...

yesterday I stoped my car parce que je voulais photographier the rainbow!
but il n'est pas aussi beau que le tien ! Yours is amazing ! I would love to see the same ! truly gorgeous
images ! I'm speechless !
wish you a nice day Rick
bisous aux couleurs de l'ar-en-ciel!
thank you pour tes mots !

Lea said...

What a wonderful showcase of God's promise. The photos are gorgeous, RIck! Double rainbows are rare and you captured the scenery very well :)

biebkriebels said...

Amazing pictures, can hardly believe it is real, well done.
Groetjes, Marianne

Rosemary said...

That is one awesome rainbow! Maybe the whole "pot of gold" story is just to entice us to get outside :) Beautiful capture in your last photo.

Lisa Gordon said...

Rick, these photographs are simply magnificent.

The other day when I visited you here, I mentioned that I'd not heard of Eva Cassidy, and I haven't, but I have heard this song, and it is truly so beautiful. Now I DO know who she is!!

Muffy's Marks said...

Oh my, your photos of "the promise" are spectacular. I haven't seen a rainbow in quite some time. We live in the woods, and would be difficult to see through the trees. Again thank you for sharing your wonderful gift of photography.

Stephanie said...

Wow, great shots of the rainbow. I am always too late in capturing a shot of it. It can disappear so quickly.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is spectacular. I think moments like this are God's gift to us. You sure received a special gift that day.

imac said...

we need you as a Headbanger,lol

Saz said...

Somewhere, over the rainbow. Way up high! <3

I love that song so much, and I must say these photo's are absolutely amazing. (:

klea said...

it's the first time I see such an amazing rainbow ! You live in a paradise ! these shots are gorgeous !
what a light on the trees ! I love all so much !
thank you Rick for your kind words !
really nice !
wish you a nice weekend

joyce said...

That last picture is amazing. I gave your Eva another listen to, just not my style I guess, just a little to slow.

teca said...

My God! What beautiful posts you made in the last days!! A marvel of photos, music, thoughts... thank you very much!!! Loved all of them!!!!

Warm hug and sweet beijos with flowers and friendship.

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Pamela Gordon said...

Awesome! You captured both ends of the rainbow. Amazing photos Rick.

Joke van de Klift said...

Dag Rick,
Bedankt voor jr reactie!
Ten eerste wil ik je complimenteren met je schitterende foto's van de regenboog en zelfs twee, in één woord SCHITTEREND!!!
Even een antwoord op je vraag of ik op houd met bloggen. Nee hoor Rick maar mijn PC is een poosje uit de roulatie geweest.
En ik ben erg druk met schilderen. Op het moment ben ik bezig met een tijger, en die vergt erg veel werk, het is een voorbeeld van een foto van Marco Luyten, die ken je vast wel.
Eerdaags komt hij op mijn blog te staan.

Lieve groetjes, Joke

Magia da Inês said...


Muito bonito mesmo!!!! Espetacular!
Bom fim de semana!


Lúcia said...

I can't remember when was the last time I saw a rainbow!
Beautiful series Rick!
Have a good weekend. :)

Cheri said...

Great photos and I loved Eva singing Songbird. Great post!

becky said...

Man 'o man, you had the luck of the Irish w/ you.
Superb shots!
I have not seen many rainbows this year.... I miss them! Hope you are doing well, Rick!
I am off to scroll down & see what you've been up to.

Bitch said...

How lucky you are.
It is so rare to find yourself a rainbow!!!

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, wow, wow.... you're excellent. The double rainbow is amazing, very spectacular.

Beautiful click, 2 thumbs up for you.
Love the 3rd picture, the best among the best.

Have a nice week ahead, regards.