Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Where's the pot of gold?

Not long after I walked back from work in the rain this evening, I noticed the sun shining brightly through my window from the west. Like any sane person would do, I immediately snatched up my camera and darted outside to look for a rainbow. The full double rainbow reached its peak a few minutes later. I might have gotten a better picture if I'd walked down to the river, but the ground is really muddy (it's been raining a lot lately), and I might have missed the rainbow's peak in brightness. Here is one of the photos I took:

I've seen brighter, but the cool thing about this one is that the rainbow ends right on the lawn, in front of the bushes. It may be a little hard to tell; it always looks brighter in person. So where's my pot of gold?

Interestingly, what I was doing when the sun started shining through my window was watching the new Funny or Die video "A Gaythering Storm" that spoofs the "Gathering Storm" anti-gay marriage ad. "Gathering Storm" would be laughable in its own right if it weren't for the fact that a significant portion of people in this country agree with it. "Gaythering Storm," though, is pretty funny.

Anyway, it was a pretty nice rainbow. And what better way to celebrate Earth Day than with such a beautiful wonder of nature?


Eleni said...

I just got my first spam comment (which I have promptly removed). I feel like I've graduated to some new status. I guess I could remove the anonymous identity option or something. I'll see if it happens again.

Sebastian said...

A spam, even with the captcha thingee? Impressive!

You're very close there, or at least very zoomed? How far away was the end of that rainbow? Lovely :)

Eleni said...

Possibly zoomed a tiny bit, but it was really very close. It's in our backyard, and I was standing in the driveway. I'm really bad at estimating distances, but I'd say maybe 50 feet.

Ambles said...

Oh-My-God, I want Lucky Charms now!

Cool picture :)