Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Rainbow


Last night we were out running errands when a big downpour exploded, with huge raindrops pounding on the car. Afterwards, as we headed home, this beautiful rainbow appeared. As we pulled into a parking lot to watch and snap, it turned into a double rainbow, and the sky got more and more intense blue. If you can notice in the two rainbows, one has colors in the exact opposite order of the other, a perfect reflection. And here is something to reflect on.


“I'm putting my rainbow in the clouds, a sign of the covenant between me and the Earth. From now on, when I form a cloud over the Earth and the rainbow appears in the cloud, I'll remember my covenant between me and you and everything living, that never again will floodwaters destroy all life. When the rainbow appears in the cloud, I'll see it and remember the eternal covenant between God and everything living, every last living creature on Earth."
Genesis 9

30 comments:

Annie said...

Omigoodness, Ginny. This is so pretty. And, the next time I see a double rainbow I will look at that little detail about the colors being opposite each other. I never noticed that.

Thank you for your prayers. The waiting will be very hard.

Nature Rambles said...

What a beautiful sight!! We had rain here too but the skies were overcast. I hope I'll see a double rainbow too...!

Maple Lane said...

So very beautiful.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I never grow tired of rainbows - they seem to happen so rarely!

Remington said...

Rainbows make me smile....thank you! Happy Easter, my friend!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

These are beautiful! They always make me smile... =D

From the Kitchen said...

Beautiful! We frequently see double rainbows here but I've never noticed if they are reversed. Good observation!

Best,
Bonnie

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are gorgeous rainbow shots. I had never realized that the second rainbow was a reflection. I learned something new today.Have a wonderful day.

Sandra said...

wow, the perfect Easter present for you. a double rainbow, bob says he has seen one, but I have not. and you did a great capture of them. beautiful. Happy Easter

Filip Demuinck said...

Very good rainbow pictures.

Greetings,
Filip

The Café Sucré Farine said...

Love this! I am so thankful that we have such a faithful God - He always seems to know just when we need a rainbow, doesn't He?

Lynn said...

I so love rainbows and a double one is majestic! Wonderful captures Ginny. Happy Easter.
Blessings.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

These are such pretty photos, Ginny! I love rainbows!
Happy Easter to you and your family!

Sarah said...

oh how i love the rainbows of God's promises.

I hope you don't mind if I splash around a bit ... THis looks like a refreshing place to wade into all things good.

Splasing,
Sarah

Stephanie V said...

Rainbows are one of my favorite things. And when I am asked for my favorite color - it's always just the Rainbow. Beautiful shots!

Tracy said...

What a beauty that is Ginny...just gorgeous! You captured some great photos!

SD ~ Dawning Inspiration said...

I think a double rainbow means God's reminding us double of His promise to us!

Wren said...

I just love rainbows, Ginny...thank you for sharing such beauty! Rainbows remind me of God's unfailing promise. Thanks so much for coming to my blog and for your kind comment. As far as the cache goes...I use Google Chrome as a browser, and every so often I clear my "history"....visited websites, etc. It is sort of a decluttering on your computer which helps tremendously at keeping it running smoothly. You can also do this in Explorer as well. I know very little about computers, I am learning as I go along...and am more than happy to help others as best I can.
Wishing you a wonder filled Easter filled with joy, love and peace.

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing Gods beatify.Joann

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Ginny....these images are absolutely incredible!!! [the post I did today, you asked if that was a whole ship...the blue & white in the water is the ship...it's a 'flat bed' with the 'bed' immersed in water ...the tower is an oil rig being transported.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Perhaps a double rainbow is a double portion of God's grace? I like to think so anyway -smile-. I saw one a few weeks ago and posted it on my blog...always beautiful, always welcome.

George said...

We had a heavy downpour here in the Glade yesterday, but we didn't have a beautiful rainbow. So I'm very glad you got these wonderful pictures to share with us.

Karin said...

Rainbows in stereo! Stunningly beautiful! They always remind me of God's promise, the Scripture you quoted. I love the deep colors - sometimes the colors are not so crisp! Enjoy your Easter week-end!

Joanne said...

I have never seen a double rainbow before. A rainbow always reminds me of Noah's Ark...God's Promise.
Blessings, Joanne

RoeH said...

I still want to run out and find that bucket of gold! :)

Crystal Mary said...

What a beautiful covenant that was!! And the rainbow is such a wonderful reminder also. Happy Holy Days Blessings and love to you and your family Ginny. xxx

SweetMarie said...

My son and I saw a double rainbow once. Your photos are beautiful! Glad you had your camera. :)

Ann said...

double rainbow, one seldom see this. I quoted Genesis 9 in one of my talks.

Chatty Crone said...

What a gift. sandie

LC said...

It has been awhile since I have seen a rainbow. Thanks for sharing and for capturing the double.