Fall rainbows

On a perfect spring or summer day, when everything is perky and bright anyway, rainbows are just the frosting on the cake. Very yummy but sort of more than you need. But once fall really gets going, it’s way different. It’s been raining for days and days now. You feel, in your bones, how cold it’s soon going to be. You are checking for cracks in every shell you live in trying to figure out how the cold will get at you.  Through the patio doors.  Through the electrical sockets. Through socks that have sprouted holes. Through a sweater that’s somehow not buttoning right anymore. You are bracing for the winter.

And then a rainbow like this happens. There is nothing better than a rainbow arched in a deep gray fall sky.

In a clearing off Sorenson Road, near Hillman’s Long Lake.  October 27, 2011.

4 thoughts on “Fall rainbows

  1. You never see many rainbows in the fall or winter….but when they do happen they are such a glorious sight! You captured a terrific photo…very nice 🙂 Snuggle up and stay warm…

  2. Great pics. The sky was so dramatic this autumn weekend as we drove north. It seemed to me that we should see rainbows since there was intermittent rain and sun. As we passed Crooked Lake, I searched in vain. That’s because Steve had them.
    Very breathtaking. Glad to at least see a picture.

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