Thursday, December 11, 2008

Here it is

Up in the San Juan Islands

In a beautiful detached part of Washington State

We got up much earlier than usual... (hell, we had been getting up at 8am - that is far from early) in order to depart on the ferry

and we saw

an amazing sight

What was it?

We determined it to be

a rainbow

only straight up

into the morning sky

With no downward arc

My camera has no close-up lense

so no amazing views were captured


It was amazing,


A reward for getting up earlier

than we were used to...


Ariel the Thief said...

Got up early at 8am LOL! The photos are beautiful. Yeah, it looks a brand new world when you are up at times you are not up usually. Miracle, really.

Tom & Icy said...

The magnetic field of our planet is getting ready to switch north and south. Those rainbows just aren't as flexible as they used to be.

Doug said...

You sent these photos back from May? I can't wait.

javajazz said...

beautiful peaceful photos...!
funny you, a straight up rainbow!
it looks like the end of the
rainbow that has the pot of gold
attached to it...

i think 8 o'clock is early...!

Ariel the Thief said...

Tom, do rainbows really react to poles' changing?

Nessa said...

Both pictures are a definite WOW!

yellowdog granny said...

those are lovely..
my friend lives in ana cortes and sends me pictures all the is just beautiful..

Anonymous said...

car is ready...XOXO

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

What a great place to wake up to!

sister celtic said...

Come Back Come Back those are fabulous... I love your pics.. I'm going to snitch it and see if I can crop it down just for fun and send it to ya.. it's perfect though you got the shot that we didn't wrong lens....Thanks.. I may submit yours to our paper...

tsduff said...

Ariel the Thief - I'm going to seriously have to change my ways... this sleeping in is way out of control.

Tom & Icy - I knew you would have the right explanation - you always do.

Doug - Who let the wiseguy in here with the smartalecky answers? I thought he was on vacation...

Javajazz - The straight up rainbow reminds me of the
Mountain Quail which has a funny exclamation point on the top of his head... The pot of gold was the thrill I got looking at it ;)

Ariel - When Tom speaks, people listen...

Nessa - Thanks hon. It was truly stunning to behold.

Yellowdog Granny - We want to move up there so we can see it all the time - instead of just having pictures to remember it. *sigh*

Anonymous - Oh please take me with you xxoo

Lone Grey Squirrel - yes, but your picture topped it: remember the little house on the rock island off the Westmann Islands of Southern Iceland?

Sister Celtic - oooouuuuuu How cool would that be???? WOW! If they printed it, and then my Aunt & Uncle saw it I would be famous! (Never been published before) But wait: there's more! ;)

Jamie Dawn said...

How neat!
Such a gorgeous sky and an unusual rainbow.

Fred said...

I loved the photos - thanks!

Northern musings said...

That just looks so amazing - the colours are beautiful and just so peaceful to.

weirsdo said...

The amount of a rainbow's arc that you see depends partly on the angle of the sun in the sky. So I bet the early hour was responsible for the partial rainbow.

Bill Stankus said...

The San Juans... yes indeed.

Visit by kayak, a wonderful treat-adventure.