Thursday, August 26, 2010

I wonder where the wonder went?

We're home after a very busy and unrelaxing time at the cottage. Very shortly after we arrived home yesterday, I glanced out the door and beheld ...



... a fantastic rainbow. I could see the whole arch (or almost). It took me awhile to spot the higher and less bright double rainbow (sorry for the poor shot). Having only seen such a sight once in my entire life, ten years ago on our trip out west, I was enthralled.

I drove to the grocery store and was delighted that the rainbows remained. However, I was surprised and even disappointed that so many people were taking it so casually as I strolled through the parking lot hardly able to divert my eyes from this gift in the heavens.

I can't help but wonder where the sense of wonder went?

20 comments:

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Nothing of such natural beauty seems to matter to most folks any more, it seems. That is an amazing photo. I have only seen a double one once in my lifetime also. Get rested up now and ready for the kiddos.
QMM

Mary G said...

It is really sad, isn't it. We saw a wonderful double on our trip in May. We were in a restaurant and the kid serving us told us as we were leaving that it was really good and not to miss it. I loved that.

Mara said...

It's either they don't care or everyone and his aunt are taking photos and blocking the beauty! It's a weird world.

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Honey we see 'em constantly. I'm evil -- I don't get that lovely sense of wonder other people do with rainbows and stars and sunrises and sunsets. However, I do love kittens.

That's a nice photo, not a poor shot at all!

PS you ought to go to youtube and see the dude who totally freaks out over a double rainbow. I think the man sucked up everyone's wonder for miles around -- maybe that's where the wonder went. He channeled it.

KGMom said...

LOVE. IT.
It's a near perfect shot.
Oh, what the heck--it's perfect.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Folks don't take the time to appreciate the natural beauty all around - that's why. Everyone is in a big hurry to do this and get there and so they miss out on something as wonderful as a rainbow. We always look for them after a summer rain. Truly amazing, AC.

Judy said...

Truly beautiful!

I'd have felt the same way.

Judy said...

Truly beautiful!

I'd have felt the same way.

simplycol.com said...

Wow... that is an amazing photo. We experienced one quite recently over our house as well. Quite something to behold. I too find it hard to believe that most are not moved by such a sight.

Jinksy said...
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Jinksy said...

Please excuse first attempt to write:-
"I must admit, whenever I spy a rainbow, my first reaction is to stand stock still and make the most of it for as long as it lasts . Good job I never get behind the wheel of a car, eh? A raimbow could prove fatal! Your double one was a humdinger..."

Diana said...

That was truly an amazing rainbow AC! And your photo was just fine.
Love Di ♥

JunieRose2005 said...

Oh, AC!! A Beautiful, Beautiful rainbow!
I would have been completely enchanted to have seen this! I've only seen a double rainbow a few times and never have I captured one in a photo!

How lucky you are!!

Junie

Donna said...

How Gorgeous! You should have stopped some of them and told them to Look Up!! You Know I would have!Hahaaa
hughugs

Ruth said...

Beautiful! You did well to get that much arch in one picture. That is always my problem and I end up stitching pictures together. I have never seen a double rainbow.

Lorna said...

How glorious was that? twice!! You're lucky other folks weren't using it up.

fumblingforwords.com said...

This brought 2 things to mind:

This video (that someone else mentioned) where a guy goes a little overboard with the wonder: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXI_kJjGy44

And a song on Sarah McLachlan's new album called "Bring on the Wonder" - my favourite song on the album (it's a cover song written by someone else, but I've only heard Sarah sing it).

fumblingforwords.com said...

This brought 2 things to mind:

This video (that someone else mentioned) where a guy goes a little overboard with the wonder: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXI_kJjGy44

And a song on Sarah McLachlan's new album called "Bring on the Wonder" - my favourite song on the album (it's a cover song written by someone else, but I've only heard Sarah sing it).

fumblingforwords.com said...

Sorry about the repeat - not sure why that happens, but sometimes on your blog I find that it responds so slowly when I submit a comment, that I hit submit again and it doubles up.

Pearl said...

beauty!