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Thursday, June 23, 2011

After the Storm

8:45 PM EST June 22, 2011

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A spectrum of light that appears on high

when the sun shines on moistuRe drops in the sky.

An optical phenomenon thAt can't be physically approached.

A multicolored arc with colors lIke a jeweled brooch.

Always in the same order red, oraNge, yellow, green.

It's hard to resist it's colorful gleam.

Blue, indigo, and violet, too.

At the end a pOt of gold awaits you!

But it's short lived so watch noW or you'll miss

and don't forget to make a wish!

31 comments:

  1. There's a storm going on here, too, but at this time of night, I doubt I'll see a rainbow!

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  2. Love your ways of expression..very cool! ;D

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  3. Pretty rainbow. An even prettier poem.

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  4. Lovely shot, Betsy. A rainbow is so inspiring!! I always feel "lucky" if I get to see one. Mickie :)

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  5. mickie ~ we don't get them very often but if the sun breaks out right after a storm I always go and look! :) Tonight I was on the back porch and just happened to see it!

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  6. Thanks, Matty! :) Hey, did you survive the grandson?

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  7. Screw the rainbow I want to pot of gold
    Put the thing on hold
    So I can find the end
    And make off around the bend
    With all the loot
    I'll even hide some in my boot..haha

    Nice pic and poem
    Here where you roam

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  8. Pat ~

    You sound like Darby O'Gill
    trying to get your fill
    You greedly little cat
    just enjoy the scene
    that's where it's really at!

    ha.

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  9. Beautiful Rainbow & Rainbow poem. Loved them both.

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  10. Beautiful words and photo!! Thanks
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  11. You "nailed" your portrait in that banner artwork. We are having a storm today too. Some rain. Hopefully no more tennis ball size hail.

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  12. THAT was an amazing summer storm. I love them. Beautiful rainbow.

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  13. Oh Betsy haven't visited for awhile, just header is just darling. Storms here too. Almost every day. A tornado hit about 30 miles from us yesterday in Louisville Ky. I have never seen so much rain. Rainbows help don't they.
    QMM

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  14. Abe ~ well, thanks! I wish I really had that little car! ha.

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  15. Jill ~ could you see that rainbow?

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  16. Well I got to see this one :) I'm glad you got a picture of it - it was still raining at our house when I saw it & we don't have an easy place to take rainfree pictures outside.

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  17. Bug ~ Nice! I wonder if the other end of the arc was at your place? :)

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  18. I'm making my wish!!
    Wonderful job here, Betsy.
    (It's so hot and dry here. What do you think my wish might be?)

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  19. Such a gorgeous shot. Love the format for the verse. Loved the way you mixed the physics with the poetic. ;)

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  20. Magpie ~ we need to get some of our rain to visit you! We have plenty!

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  21. Hi! Betsy...
    Your use Of the acronym is great[I love rainbows]...and while "lurking" on your sidebar I tap the name Jackie Evancho....all I can say, is...Wow! What a voice! What a young child...I'm banking on her becoming an opera star one day too!
    Thanks, for sharing!
    deedee ;-D

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  22. I love rainbows.....so breathtaking.

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  23. Lovely. It's good to remember that after the storm something so beautiful comes forth.

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  24. Wonderful!
    You're the RAIN,
    and I'm the BOW.

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  25. Gorgeous rainbow...
    Regards from France,

    Pierre

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  26. what a marvelous moment .. this is so poetic!!

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