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I've been chasing rainbows.

Yesterday, there were rainbows over Flyinge, which is not an uncommon occurrence. The sun was setting and the rain was moving away from it, so that all of Flyinge was backlit and bright. Martin and Karin and I, in the car, had a long discussion about rainbows and the chances of following one to the end and what one would find there. Karin, not surprisingly, is fully confident that she could catch up with the end of a rainbow. Martin, more the realist, insists that there is no pot of gold to be found. He, like me, understands that what you find at the end of a rainbow is your heart's desire.

It poured early this morning, a sharp staccato drumming on the roof for about 10 minutes that ended as abruptly as it had arrived, in sync with my alarm clock.

As we drove to school we saw a rainbow playing hide-and-seek among the trees and houses, and after I dropped the kids off, I left Flyinge and followed the rainbow. This time, the sun was rising and it was moving toward the low blanketty cloud that stretched across the hills in front of me. As I turned onto the highway, I could see the perfect, sharply delineated rainbow stretched from the hill up to the skies. Next to it, about a mile away, was its own ghostly reflection, a shadow rainbow.

As the rain and I came together, up the hill, I passed several trucks and the resultant waterfall on my windshield was a dazzling curtain of diamonds. Suddenly the rainbow was right in front of my car. I chased it up the hill but I think I scared it away because it was gone by the time I got to work.

Gigantic House-Spider Count: 2 removed, 1 washed down the drain this morning after greeting me in the bathtub

I Want This Car With A Red-Hot Lust: Nouveau Beetle

somebodystrange found haiku in my last entry! I'm a poet and didn't know it!* Found LJ Haiku

Really Great Writing Out There Right Now: Give Me A Sign

Jonathon Livingston Seagull Ain't Got Nothing On You: Gulls

*Actually, I DO know I'm a poet, but the haiku were serendipitous. :)
mood: awake
music: The Stranglers—Golden Brown


I am the first to pet the kitty, Boy I had to get up early for that!!! i love your rainbow desriptions they made my day start with a smile.
I miss you Sis.

I miss you, too, beeg leetle seester!


Hi- I bet your spiders still weren't as big as my Wolfie!!! Great news about the job interviews. Also enjoyed the photos of the Gulls- wonderful!
The conversation about rainbows reminds me of the time when we were all traveling somewhere and saw a rainbow where we could actually see the end of it in a nearby field - do you remember that? I would have loved to get out of the car and gone chasing..but alas, don't think the driver would have stopped! :) Lizardmom

That's how it was yesterday! I COULD see the end of the rainbow that I chased up the hill. It was RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. But it kept moving, darn it! I think you're right about that driver not stopping. Where were we? I don't remember, but I did think yesterday that it wasn't the first time I'd actually seen the end of a rainbow. :)

what a great way to spend some time, didn't you feel silly and wonderful, all at the same time? Unfortunately, rainbows can be elusive, and hard to bottle, or pin down. But I'm glad you had fun following your fancy.

I loved this post of yours! I don't see rainbows here that often and when they occur, they're always cut off by a building. Pesky buildings! I saw some amazing double rainbows while flying from island to island in the Philippines a couple years ago.
I have a tremendous weak spot for rainbows. Yup, I definitely grew up in the '80s.

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