Monday, 19 November 2007

If...

... I'd not been late, if rain had not been bucketing from the skies, if the bus had not pulled away as I reached the bus-stop, I'd not have been standing forlornly in the empty street when arrows of unexpected sunshine pierced my umbrella, making me look up ...

How often do you see two?

10 comments:

zhoen said...

If everything had gone right...

I've seen them fairly often here, rain over the eastern mountains, sun cutting under from the west. Still, not common in any sense of the word.

Tall Girl said...

the double rainbow
miracle you would have missed
if you'd got the bus

Jean said...

Much more rare here, I think, Zhoen, in our changeable but usually muted climate - I only remember seeing the second rainbow so clearly once or twice before, though I understand it is always potentially there...

Tall Girl, I love getting Haiku comments!!

rr said...

Beautiful indeed, and a fine illustration of the delight of serendipity.

rr said...

Apparently we can trap rainbows nowadays. But can we find even one pot of gold thereby? (Actually don't answer that :->)

Omykiss said...

I love rainbows.

We see double quite often here ... one the refection of the other ...... we saw the ghost of a third some time back
and ... no ... we hadn't been drinking ... honest!

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Your pictures ar getting more serendipitously wonderful all the time, Jean. Seeing these latest ones all in one go is breathtaking.

Dick said...

Message: always have a camera about your person. Nice pic, Jean. I wish I'd had my camera/'phone to hand when I saw a double rainbow from the filling station yesterday. Maybe, like basking sharks & scorpions, they're on the increase here.

herhimnbryn said...

Found you via Lucy.
Not common, but always memorable those double arches.
For me the the double rainbow I remember was on the island of Sky. Glancing up from my breakfst and through the window they lit the heavens.

Udge said...

Great shot, Jean! A fine recompense for the annoyances.