Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Would You Like To Swing on a ..........Rainbow?

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My DH rang me from work a few minutes ago and told me to go outside and look up and this is what I saw!
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Wow! I have never seen an upside-down rainbow before! This beautiful trail of cloud was moving slowly across the sky above our house and this beautiful and very delicate rainbow was slowly creeping along it. Apparently it is rarely seen above the skies in England and is called a circumzenithal arc. Here's some sciency type details!
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The rainbow eventually crept to the top of the cloud and disappeared. (Yes, I know, it was the cloud moving that made it disappear. ) How fantastic is that? And I'm sure I've now got a design source too! Can youtell I'm excited? LOL Right now I've shown you I must get out to my shed and play with Gesso :o))
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10 comments:

WEST COUNTRY BUDDHA said...

Some of us are really blessed then. Being able to see A Rainbow upside down is easy if I stand on my head!! But, in all honesty, I've never seen one like this before..how intruiging.

Gina said...

Gosh - how beautiful! I would have been so excited to have seen that!

Pat said...

Mother Nature never fails to amaze. You were so lucky to catch this.

Into the Blystic said...

Wow those are really cool photos! how lucky you were to see this... like a gift from the muse i think! thanks for sharing it! namaste Elis.

Shirley Goodwin said...

That's gorgeous! Rainbows are so hard to capture well. If only we could reproduce this effect on fabric......

Helen Suzanne said...

no I've never seen one upside down before either, and this is the land of rainbows here in the hebrides. Horizontal yes, vertical(ish) yes, cubes of rainbow yes, but never upside down! Nicely caught.

Dot said...

Oh , this is so magical Julie! I am so pleased you go to see this (and thankyou for sharing pics with us too).

Sending you much love.

Dotxx

P.S Every time I see your profile photo I smile - you are such a gorgeous woman ; and so full of life.

lesley said...

Hi Julie. How beautiful. There is something magical about a rainbow. Thanks for sharing. Hope you had fun in the shed with the gesso! Looking forward to seeing th results.

Moogsmum said...

Wow! I've never seen one of those before! Great photos Julie and all the more special as it was such a fleeting moment :-)

xxx

silverpebble said...

Wow - I missed it! I'm rather gutted not to have spied this one! How fascinating - thanks so much for the link - I love nerdery like this as you know!