Saturday, June 09, 2012

Rainbow: A Saturday Snapshot


















On the way home from work two nights ago, I stopped for gas at The Rockcliffe Shell Station. I filled up the Mazda just as an extremely fast-approaching storm swept in. The rain had just begun pelting down, along with an awesome light show of lightning.
The woman at the next pump said to me, "Can you see the double-rainbow from where you are?" and I moved over a bit and WOW..... I did see it.
It was crazy awesome!
So I raced home to get my camera, but by the time I got up here to the 14th [really the 13th] floor, it had become just a single rainbow, and I snapped this shot.
But hey, ANY rainbow is better than just sky.... so here it is.


Thank you Alyce, for hosting this terrific Saturday Snapshot meme @ At Home With Books.
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23 comments:

Christine Harding said...

That is so amazing - I love rainbow pictures. My Saturday Snapshot is not nearly so beautiful - I've been knitting a Not the Jubilee Queen!

Melissa @ Melissa's Bookshelf said...

That picture is just breathtaking! I have never seen a rainbow with such a purple-colored sky, just beautiful!

Trish said...

You captured it so well! Rainbows are always so breathtaking, aren't they?

Mazz Nixon said...

Ohh wow, I adore the colour of the sky.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

That is stunning. Don't think I've ever seen the sky that color.

Carolyn Wilker said...

Such a neat shot. There'll be another time for a double rainbow, I guess. Trick is to have camera with you wherever you go.

Beth said...

I saw a rainbow here, too! Are you supposed to make a wish when you see one? I did. And not for a pot of gold. ;)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love that one...the diffuse colors seem to be spreading over the entire sky!

Thanks for sharing....

Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

Paulita said...

The arc fills half the sky. I'd say you caught more than a double rainbow. P.S. -- You should have a good camera on your cellphone for all those surprising shots. Here's Mine

Eva @View from the Hillside said...

That looks great. Love the way the pink goes on-and-on on the left side.

Nise' said...

Lovely! Rainbows are so joyful.

Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous said...

Double or single, what gorgeous colors!

Book Savvy Babe said...

wow, so cool, I love the colors, it's a fantastic photo, thanks for sharing! Book Savvy Babe

Susan Lindquist said...

WOW! Just WOW!

Alyce said...

That is a very bright and vibrant rainbow. I have to say the first thing I thought of when I saw it was a dome (like on the cover of Stephen King's book). It almost looks like the color is bleeding out to the left from the rainbow.

Diana said...

Beautiful shot all the same.

Merisi said...

Gorgeous sky, mesmerising colours!

(Makes my coffee and book snap outright boring.)

Bev Hankins said...

The double rainbow may have been gone...but I love the way the pink from the rainbow is just spilling out all over the sky. Lovely picture!


Here's my Snapshot

Cipriano said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments about MY rainbow! True, the way it threw that pink light across the sky was unusual, in an awesome way!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and a great week ahead!
-- Cip

Louise said...

Any rainbow is indeed better than just sky. This one looks like a special comet of pinkness-it's luscious!

William Stanger said...

That's a neat and colourful pic. Thanks for sharing it. My SS:
http://wcs53.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/saturday-snapshot-bee-and-roses-june-9/

Stefanie said...

That's still a pretty awesome photo. The color is fantastic!

Leslie said...

Beautiful colors to that rainbow, almost like a sunset.