Summer of Rainbows

Last night we sat down to supper and Lynne suddenly said, “Oh my God! Where’s the camera!?” My view out the two windows showed only a gray sky, but from her angle it was a different story.
Running to the deck we saw an amazing double rainbow, easily the brightest, clearest, and most complete we’ve ever seen.
She snapped a couple of quick pictures standing in the rain, which I have quickly stitched together here with only minimal processing (Photoshop > Auto Color). Although the photos weren’t captured for reproduction, I think you get a sense of the majesty of the thing. It was truly amazing, like standing inside a prism.
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This marks the third rainbow Lynne has seen this summer, plus the sundog we saw a few weekends ago in the mid-afternoon southern sky. Beauty abounds.