A collection of distilled sarcastic wisdom, numerous photographs, discussions of books and stuff to learn and more stuff to think about from a retired economics professor turned blogger and photographer.
Last night I went to close the blinds for the night and then looked out the window. What I saw was one of the most beautiful, largest, complete double rainbows I had ever seen in my life. My only regret was that I didn't have some kind of super lens to record the whole thing instead of a dozen shots of segments of this gorgeous arch. Later on the news, someone had taken a photo of the entire rainbow. I wish I knew how they were able to do this. Oh Judy Garland, where are you? We need you to sing to us again.
If I had not already been aiming my camera at the clouds, I would have missed this rainbow fragment which came and vanished in a matter of a few seconds. How many things do we miss when we are not paying attention?
Just a few seconds before I shot this photo, the rainbow stretched clear across the sky. In the time it took to grab my camera, turn it on, and point it at the sky, all that was left was this little tail end. But it's still pretty.
As I was downloading pictures of the first rainbow I posted last night, my wife called me and said that another rainbow had appeared. I grabbed my camera and went to the door quickly. This rainbow lasted all of about two minutes, but it will last a long time here.
First came the clouds, then the slashing rain and strong winds, then everything was over almost before it began. By sheer luck, I got up after the rain stopped and looked out the window and the rainbows were there. I grabbed my camera and caught them before they vanished. In less than 3 minutes everything was gone. But for a few moments of wonder we could journey with Judy Garland way up high and see the bluebirds flying. And thanks to digital photography, we can share the rainbows with the world.