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Friday, August 21, 2009

After the Rain

What do I mean, after? It’s raining again! Not the morning I ordered. Not the morning for a long dog walk or hanging freshly laundered clothes out on the line. Of course, less delightful obligations can still be carried out. (Rats!) Just because Bruce will be at the bookstore this morning doesn’t mean I can lie around the house reading novels, does it? Well, maybe I can get in a little of that, on such a cozy day, obviously designed for reading.

Others who may find the rain disappointing or inconvenient today may take heart, as I do, from these images of last night’s sky over Grand Traverse Bay. We had gone to town to visit a friend in the hospital, and on our way back, as the rain eased up, the rainbow stretching down to Power Island was breath-taking. (Gerry, did you see any spots on your recent trip to the island that might be hiding a pot of gold?) What could be more thrilling? Then, as the sky gradually cleared, I found the billowing clouds and blue sky at least as exciting as the rainbow had been.

These scenes are for my friend Mary--a good omen for you today, I hope, dear friend!


Gerry said...

Rainbows are such a strong symbol, aren't they! A good wish for your friend Mary.

Mr G said...

Beautiful pictures Pamela!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

I really love these photos - they look transcendently beautiful!

P. J. Grath said...

Mary came through her surgery and will, I hope, be feeling better today, but since I see Saturday morning clouds through the window I'll be wishing for another rainbow soon.