Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The End of the Rainbow

The End of the Rainbow
by Jason Erdkamp Photobucket.com

This morning there is a rainbow. A brilliant, shimmery, prismatic rainbow. On St. Patrick's day, no less! I don't know what it is about rainbows, but they always bring joy. They give us all a reason to drop our mundane daily activities and, for a few minutes, step back into the wonder of childhood. A rainbow is like an etheric, magical card trick. A performance right before your very eyes that you know has been constructed but somehow, you just can't figure it out. But like love, you can not hold it tightly. It is ephemeral. A spectrum of light, appearing in the sky when sunlight is near dormant and refracted through rain drops. Quixotic. Chimerical.

11 comments:

Candie Bracci said...

Beautiful picture!Happy St. Patrick's day Ronda!
:)

mary said...

Beautiful !! It's for the Irish...Slainte! Wishing you a wonderful St. Paddy's Day

mary said...

Ronda - thanks for stopping by - Slainte is the Gaelic toast "Cheers" - here's to you today !

Reya Mellicker said...

I love rainbows, too. When there's a rainbow I just stop, stop whatever I'm doing and just look at it. It always surprises me to see people rushing down the street, not bothering to look up, even when I point it out to them.

LOVE Yin, queen of the treadmill! What a good dog.

Glad you're getting rain!

Megan said...

I always almost crash the car when I see a rainbow, because I can't seem to take my eyes off it!

Happy St Paddys Day!

Ronda Laveen said...

Candie: Thanks. Loved the new poem you posted this a.m.

Mary: Slainte to you too!

Reya: There are many magnificent phenomenon that occur on this earth, rainbows are in my top 10. My little yinny binnie is the best treadmill walker. She is really getting the hang of it. She is a good dog.

Megan: I know how you feel!!!!

Evening Light Writer said...

I always feel like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz when I see a rainbow..I want to break out in to song about that magical place over the rainbow. They are magical, this perfect prismatic reflection of light and water.

And here we are, coming right along, able to see it..we are the lucky ones.

Love your treadmill dogs..go Yin! Mine is asleep on the warm pavement with the breeze blowing over her.

Ronda Laveen said...

Mindy: I forgot about Dorothy! I want to join your dog. That sounds marvelous.

Mrsupole said...

I love rainbows too.

Almost a month ago we had two rainbows at the same time. One was just east of my house, so when I went out the front door, you could see that one. The other one was southeast of us, so when you went out the back door then you could see that one too.

You could see part of one along with the other one, but not all of both of them together. It was just before sunset so they did not last as long as we would of liked. It was just amazing.

Yes, they are one of the wonders of nature. The beautiful prizms of delight.

tony said...

Rainbows.No Matter how often,they always appear unique+New.Great Photo!

viznine said...

Oh my god! You got a magnificent rainbow photo. I love that. BTW for your info a global event will be held any places all over the world on March 28 at 8.30 pm depends on their time zone. Happy earth hour.

Take care and god bless.. :)