Monday, January 23, 2012

Rainbow Connection

When it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. –GK Chesterton

It snowed on Saturday night. Not really big news for this time of year, except it has been an extraordinarily mild winter. But it brought about an interesting phenomenon that I've never seen before, and of course I have a story to go with it. LadyBug and I went out to shovel on Sunday afternoon. It was kind of a two-part job this time. Grasshopper and I shoveled together before church, so it was LadyBug's turn to come out and help me afterwards. She loves the snow and shovels for as long as she can stand it and when she can't resist the call of the snow any longer she falls down in it, usually on her back. Pretty soon, she said, there's a rainbow. I was a little bit surprised and looked around for it. I couldn't see it, so I asked her where it was. She pointed straight up and said, there. And there it was. A rainbow on the dome of the sky. I guess that's what you'd call it. I've never seen one that didn't touch the horizon at one point or another and I wondered how often rainbows occur at the top of the sky.

And then I wondered how many rainbows I've missed because I was looking down instead of up.

This song has always been a favorite of mine. Jason Mraz does an especially awesome job.

7 comments:

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Wow, I have never seen one like that before.

JazznJenna said...

An upside-down rainbow. Very cool! I love how we can discover new things through the perspective of our children.

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

Some folks call that a Sun Dog.... dunno why... and usually they are just sort of like streaks of rainbows. (It was snowing way up high, by the way, when you saw that.)

When DH and I got married, most of our music was from the Muppet Movie...."Life's like a movie, write you own ending, keep believing, keep pretending"

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Needled Mom said...

That is amazing. We'll have to start looking up more often.

Iris said...

W.o.w. that is so beautiful! Two winters ago we had lots of rain (unlike this year) and I was taking pictures or rainbows like crazy. Double rainbows were the coolest I got to see, but I've never seen one like this. So lovely!

mom said...

That was a pretty cool rainbow. you should have sent the picture to the TV weather people they would have liked to show it on TV!
I prefer the muppet rendition but it was a good song.