Friday, April 04, 2008

The 20 second rainbow. . .


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Never did I ever think I would find something so beautiful at Walmart! But that's just what happened last week as I was walking thru the parking lot. Think only once in my life have I ever seen such a huge rainbow. It began behind Walmart and stretched across the parking lot. . .


and over the fast food places and across the street called Mill Plain.


I wanted to take a photo of the whole thing but figured maybe I would take the two photos above first and then run over to Mill Plain and dodge cars to get across the busy street and take one from the sidewalk over there but those dark storm clouds moving in on it completely engulfed it before I could so I am glad I got the two shots of half a rainbow each direction. If you enlarge it, you will also see that spring is in full bloom here with the gorgeous colors of the trees that line that area.

Enjoy!

40 comments:

ellen b said...

Oh what a great opportunity you had and how wonderful that you had your camera! Beautiful!!

Carletta said...

Right place at the right time - gorgeous!
Hope you made a wish!

Anita said...

I love rainbows! Your photos are great... I haven't seen one yet this year!

My SWF is finally up at Prairie Visions!

gmj said...

Wow! great capture. The trees look stunning against that dark sky.

Autumn said...

I haven't seen a rainbow here in a long time. Your lucky you had your camera.

SandyCarlson said...

Great things can and do happen at Wal-Mart, eh Paulie?!

dot said...

Very beautiful especially when enlarged. Hope you found the pot of gold!

granmal said...

Cool shot with the rainbow and those dark clouds behind. I have tried to get rainbows before - they always disappear to fast.
Good capture

Sharon said...

You did a great job with this rainbow! It is beautiful.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great rainbow Paulie, don't you know that Walmart has everything? LOL

Garden Angel said...

I love rainbows! They are so beautiful:)
And I`m jealous, because your spring has started allready!!!
Send some spring over here too:) Please!
(",)

Old Wom Tigley said...

Sky-tastic capture.. you deserve a pot of gold for these today..
Thank you for joining in with the fun of Skywatch.
Tom

quintarantino said...

When enlarged it's very beautiful.
And please let us know when you have found the pot of gold!

Mike said...

Superb!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Paulie, you aren't kidding! That is beautiful and you were in the right place at the right time.... incredible. That bow in gigantic!! Absolutely stunning! I am impressed.

Thank you very much for your sweet comments on my blog. It was a rough ride but I'm trudging along ok. Still have a bit of healing to do.
Have a good weekend.
~Michele~

Anne-Berit said...

Beautiful pictures,love the colours:o)

Debbie in NC said...

Paulie ROFL sounds like we both took dangerous risks to get a shot this week!

Is the "pot of gold" Walmart?

Gorgeous pictures! Great job!

imac said...

Full rainbow, nice 1

John said...

Cool shot with the rainbow! Well done.

Andrea said...

Gorgeous capture of the rainbow.

Daniel J Santos said...

Great sky watch, great pictures.

fishing guy said...

Paulie: What is almost as beautiful are all the trees you captured in full bloom. Great photo for SWF.

Petunia said...

It give us a kind of satisfaction to take great shots like these.
Well done!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The whitish blossoms, the rainbow, the somber sky combine to make a gorgeous photo. And to think it all happened at Wal-Mart! ;-)

Kim said...

A double rainbow, what a great catch.

Marie said...

Great shots!

Dick said...

Very beautiful against the dark sky.

Lyn said...

oh i love it rainbows are great!

the teach said...

Wow! Paulie, blessings at Walmart. Who'da thunk it! Ha! :D

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

This rainbows we see not that often, that means the weather is changing....I wish you a creative weekend and come to see my SKYWATCH Friday:)

JoAnn from holland

Berit said...

Wonderful!!
I love this.
Have a nice weekend.

Craver Vii said...

I love it! All of it! Are the trees fragrant?

Denise BC said...

Very nice, great picture, good Skywatch.
Denise BC

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Sky and rainbow are the best!

Beautiful post!

Luiz

RuneE said...

I envy you both the spring and the rainbow

andrée said...

Lucky You, Paulie! Those are great photos!

Texas Travelers said...

Terrific photo op and a job well done. This is my first SWF and my second day of trying to visit all of the sites. Whew! Great Rainbow

I like your site a lot. My Dad was an Elementary Principal and my wife, Martha, is retired from public schools. She now teaches at Sylvan Learning Centers. Education Rocks.

Cindi said...

What GORGEOUS shots of the rainbow paulie!! I normally detest WalMart, but when it gives you an opportunity like that, it's great!

I absolutely love the colors in the sky...they make the rainbow colors stand out beautifully!

Cláudia said...

I love rainbows. Perfect shots!

chanpheng said...

Incredible rainbow pictures - they are so transient. You really made such a great effort to take the second picture too!