Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Watery Wednesday Backyard Rainbow

 
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This little rainbow appeared in my backyard late one afternoon last week when the sun came out while it was still raining. Can you see the raindrops falling? I wish it was a little clearer, but I barely had time to take the picture before the rainbow disappeared and I didn't even have time to open the window. My Granny always used to say that when the sun comes out while it is still raining that it means the devil is laughing!

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28 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Awesome details!I loved this rainbow!
Very creative Lois!
Léia

Darla said...

Great photo Lois~~~~~

Ackworth born said...

don't know about your granny but she makes me laugh!

Leif Hagen said...

Great rainbow capture! I can almost count the raindrops!

B SQUARED said...

The most interesting thing about this photo is not the rainbow. It is the fact you were able to get a shot of the bird feeder without a squirrel on it.

Lois said...

That is my squirrel-proof bird feeder and it really works! The squirrels try but they can't get to the seeds because when they step on that perch, their weight pushes it down and covers up the seed ports. It's funny to watch them try though!

downtown guy said...

I think your granny cleaned that one up for you. I've always heard it meant the devil's beating his wife.

Jacob said...

That's amazing, Lois. I can see the raindrops!

But it's the rainbow! I've never, ever, seen anything like this! It looks like it appeared just to bless your house. I've never seen one that wasn't in the sky!

Zounds!

Halcyon said...

Very pretty! Do you get a lot of humingbirds at your feeder?

Halcyon said...

PS: I bought one of those types of feeders too! I am still waiting for my husband to engineer a way to hang it for me though. I hope it works!!

Lois said...

Halcyon, yes I do have a lot of hummingbirds. I have two hummingbird feeders and the only problem is that the hummingbirds are very territorial and they fight over the feeders. One will sit up in the tree and guard a feeder. When another one shows up, he will dive bomb it from the tree. It's fun to watch though, but I wish they would just share!

I've heard that one too, downtown guy, but not from my Granny!

Small City Scenes said...

Wow! Your very own special rainbow. I never heard that about the devil I always thought the rainbow meant Good Luck and I think I like that better. Super catch. MB

Tricia said...

Oh a rainbow! Cool shot

Regina said...

Awesome!

Lois said...

Halcyon, make sure you use a metal wire and hook hanger, otherwise the squirrels will chew through it and bring the whole feeder down!

Clytie said...

Beautiful rainbow blessings for you!

Sunny said...

What a lovely picture! I enjoy your blog very much.
Sunny :)

Don and Krise said...

Lois, this is great. How often are we lucky enough to have a rainbow land in our own back yard. Maybe it's good luck in store for you. Let's hope so. I wasn't aware of those feeders. I'm going to have to find one and give it a try. Thanks, and Happy Wednesday!

TheRandomTraveler said...

That is amazing...I would love to see a rainbow like that...

Leeds in Yorkshire pictures - Paul said...

Gotta be fast when you see a rainbow, they never last long if you have a camera.
Much prefer hummingbirds to grey squirrels.

James said...

Very nice capture.
I guess rainbows get smaller wheen the economy is down something to do with smaller pots of gold, it's all very technical. :-)

Karen said...

Great photo. I love rainbows. I like your feeder's too. I used to have lots of them in my yard but with feral cats in my yard it isn't a good idea. Was there a pot of gold under your rainbow?

~Cheryl said...

I think you did a great job with this photo! The rainbow and rain drops are clear; it's such a refreshing scene.

Sanna said...

Oh, lovely! Your own little rainbow!

Bergson said...

a raimbow for a pocket ;-)

JM said...

This is so cool!

Lisa Wilson said...

Glad you caught it while it lasted! Love the raindrops, too. I'm glad the devil wasn't laughing over your house for very long, though. HAHA!

Lynette said...

Great photo! So glad you managed to catch the rainbow to share with us. About what your Granny told you, I grew up hearing that if rain fell while the sun was shining, the devil was beating his wife.