The skies in New Mexico are simply astounding. One of the amazing things here are the rainbows. The skies are so vast and the vista so large, that you can watch the storm clouds travel and see the rain before it hits the ground. The rainbows are dramatic. We are known for having double rainbows. Double rainbows are rainbows on top of each other. The arching curve of one rainbow goes from red to violet light and then, right under it ,another curve of red to violet, shines in the sky. It’s gorgeous and breath taking.
The Rainbow Hunter
My husband Peter is a Rainbow Hunter. He can find rainbows in the dark skies even when there is just a hint. He knows where to look in the skies and a rainbow just shows itself. Sometimes, though, I think he invites them to appear, like magic. They aren’t there, yet. He’ll point to the break in the clouds and say, “LOOK!” And I can’t see it. Then he’ll insist. Still can’t see it. Then, finally, the colors reveal themselves and spread across the skies! First they are subtle and then they are unmistakable and brilliant!
I’ve included some photos of the rainbow from a couple of days ago to share with you. Just take a breath and bask in the refracted light stretching across the clouds and skies.
Dealing With The Storms
You know rainbows appear after the storms. First, the skies are dark and foreboding. Then, the thunder and lightning blasts across the calm skies and shakes everything up. The downpour is next. Buckets of rain start pelting, sweeping and pouring down in every Continue reading