Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I Believe...

     I have always loved rainbows. This year, rainbows have taken on a new meaning for me. I seem to be seeing them much more often these days. Most of the time when I'm seeing them, there is no rain. I think of each one as a gift from my mom. On our recent trip we saw two unusual "bows". The first two pictures were taken while we were sitting on the beach. I was thrilled they showed up in the pictures. The sun was so bright, I couldn't see what I was getting in the lense. We could see the brilliant prism only with our sunglasses on. It was gorgeous...these pictures don't do it justice.

     The second two pictures were taken out the car window somewhere near Chattanooga, TN. Once again, no rain in sight on a hot fall day. There were actually two prisms of color, but from the car I could only get a picture of one of them. You may have to enlarge the pictures to see this one. It was pretty, but nothing like the one we saw over the ocean above.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.

I am joining Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday

Heidi @ Heart and Home for Wednesday Gratitude

Kathleen @ Faded Charm for White Wednesday

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow

music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

They are both really very unusual and beautiful rainbows! I don't think I've seen anything like them before. Wonderful post for Outdoor Wednesday!

Monica H said...

Those rainbows have meaning.

Light and Voices said...

Joyce M

Jeanne said...

I too love rainbows from Heaven
My Mom I belive sends them to me too.
Much love and many blessings

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very nice Sue! I saw something similar to the first photos once, I called it a "cloudbow":@)

Donnie said...

Your photos are really gorgeous. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

MosaicMagpie said...

What a great touch from Mom. I love to see a Crane fly over and feel that is a touch from those passed on and watching me. We need those reminders of love, still reaching out to us.

Blondie's Journal said...

These are beautiful, Sue...I have never seen anything like it before.


Shellbelle said...

These "bows" are beautiful, I also have never seen anything like them, but I'll be on the lookout now. How wonderful that they bring your mom to mind, I think of mine whenever I see a butterfly.

LV said...

Very nice job on your sky shots. It amazes how fast the heavens can change.

Kim @ Touch of Nostalgia said...

So very beautiful. I love rainbows too and the song. We just used that in Bill's Mom's memorial dvd we made up for the wake. It was the last song on it. We used the one by Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I

I look for signs too. There is this morning dove that sits on a wire...we see it everyday when taking the dog for a walk. It watches us go down the road and then flys away. It's always in the same spot. I'd like to think it's Mom letting me know she still watches over. :)

dee dee said...

I love rainbows too! I have always thought they were one of the best ways to teach about God's promises. These rainbows are beautiful and to be treasured!
Dee Dee

Relyn said...

Ooo... Chattanooga's my home town. Lucky you to be there.

LindyLouMac said...

These photos are dreamy Sue, by the way I have joined in with Outdoor Wednesday myself this week.

Jeanne said...

Blessings and much love
Thanks for your visit and kind words
Love Jeanne♥

Michelle said...

beautiful shots..

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Just beautiful, Sue. Your mom is letting you know she is in a better place.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lovely, Sue! I'm crazy about rainbows. They are the symbol of the Episcopal Cursillio of which I am a Cursillista. I think I spelled that right. LOL! ;-)


Sheila :-)

The Stylish House said...

Rainbows hold special meaning for me to so I really enjoyed this post! I'm originally from Colorado where they have beautiful ones in the spring.
I'm enjoying a break this afternoon, but will be heading back to the hospital soon to be with Heather. I visited with Robert yesterday and he is so likeable, warm and friendly. He is one in a million!
Take care,

Heidi said...

Hi Sue,
I always consider a rainbow a special gift, but I've yet to see one without rain in the sky. The pictures are lovely, I can imagine how inspiring it was to view them from the beach on a rain-free day!
Thanks for sharing and for linking today.

bj said...

Your photos are wonderful.

I do like my snowy background a lot but that all white bird I have on there is freaking me out....

xinex said...

Beautiful photos, Sue! I can imagine how pretty it is in real life....Christine

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely post, Sue.

Drawn to The Sea said...

So pretty! There's a term for a rainbow like this, but it escapes me at the moment. There's an entire Flickr photo pool for them... gosh, what it that word? I caught one a few months ago too, so I understand your excitement.

After I posted today, I thought of you... today is my sweet mama's birthday.

I too believe in signs... your mom must talk to you all the time.

Anonymous said...

I think they're called sundogs.No matter what they are called, they are beautiful:)