Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sky Watch #42


The team that keeps Sky Watch Friday going week to week does a superb job for us. Thanks guys!

I'm excited this week! My photos aren't the greatest in the world, but they are exciting to me. It's been such a long time since I saw a rainbow. On Earth Day, April 22nd, we had more rain most of the day. In late afternoon it stopped, and the sun shone brightly for a while. All of a sudden it started raining again, but the sun was still shining. I half-heartedly went out to the deck in back on the off chance that there was a rainbow. I was disappointed. The cloud cover was just too dense to see anything else. Don't know why I even bothered to open the front door, but I did - and there it was! I ran for the camera, and got these. Two minutes later, the clouds had covered it from that view too.
















The second one is pretty fuzzy. It started raining really hard, and I guess I rushed it.

23 comments:

dAwN said...

Oh I love rainbows...nicely done! Happy sky watch bobbie!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, rainbows are beautiful and in your second shot there's a second one just over the first -- so a little fuzzy doesn't matter! They are terrific shots! Happy sky watch!!!

B Squared said...

Is there anything better than a rainbow?

Dewdrop said...

It's a DOUBLE! You caught not just one but two, glad you opened that door!

bowledover said...

Lovely capture of the rainbows Bobbie and yes there is a second rainbow in the second picture.
Blessed you were to capture these given your weather at the time.
Have a great weekend.

Daryl said...

Love them ...I am still hoping to someday capture my own rainbow shot

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lucky you! I haven't seen a rainbow over Ontario for a long, long time!

Ralph said...

You have to love rainbows. I don't know what it is but everytime I see one I feel the need to take a picture of it.
Ralph

SandyCarlson said...

I am glad you were able to capture these.

nonizamboni said...

Perfection, Bobbie! Nothing is more beautiful in the sky. . .glad you caught them.
Have a great weekend!

Small City Scenes said...

Wow and double wow!!

I always love a rainbow. MB

DrowseyMonkey said...

Nice! and a double rainbow...very cool

Bradley Myers said...

Nice rainbow, good skywatch post.

Photo Cache said...

I dont see much rainbows around here either. You were lucky that day. You should have brought a lottery ticket :D

The Write Girl said...

I like your rainbow shots. Wonderful find. And you can see the rainbow nicely in that second one. Thanks for sharing.

TCKK said...

What a beautiful rainbow. Looks like a double rainbow in the 2nd picture. Happy SWF!

Erin said...

you were so lucky to get that double rainbow...beautiful captures ^..^
have a wonderful weekend.

SnoopMurph said...

"Somewhere over the rainbow...."-love the photos and that song always pops into my head when I see them! Thanks for sharing!

Pearl Maple said...

How lucky for you to enjoy this beautiful rainbow, thanks for sharing with us all in Sky Watch Friday.

Michele said...

Oh you are so very fortunate to capture this! I have yet to photograph a rainbow. I haven't been lucky enough to have my camera ready when I do see one and they just don't seem to be around as much as I remember when I was little.
Beautiful photos!
I'm happy for you!
Hugs♥

hip chick said...

Greata photo's! I love the rainbows.

ascu75 aka Don said...

I love rainbows check out this one falling on the church we are at
http://www.saint-paulscliftonville.com/HTML/p0506.htm
XXX Don

Deborah Godin said...

Cool - a double rainbow!! And, off-topic, I see the Hornby eagle cam has been shut down for a while. How dumb is that - after weeks of watching birds just sit there, now that there's a baby to see and feedings to watch - NOW they shut it down? That make no sense to me! They did say they'll turn it back on when the chick is older, but...I still don't get it.