Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I Didn't Mind

Thank you for your sweet comments about progress here at "A Romantic Porch". Remember a couple of blog postings ago when I told you about a summer thunder shower that blew over with great fury? I'd just finished painting a small section of the dark shingled area up high. The rain washed part of the wet paint away. I sat on the back porch while the rain pelted to the ground and savored watching the rain drops bounce as they landed. Our little girl ran around with the umbrella laughing and twirling. Our son went to the street and pulled leaves from the metal grate that was restricting a large volume of water from gushing into the city storm drain.
Soon the rain was gone, the sun appeared and then slowly in the eastern sky this beautiful miraculous bow arched its' way across the horizon. In fact there were 2 rainbows that day, but for some reason our son only got this photo of one on his cell phone camera. We stood in the back yard and watched in amazement as their colors slowly painted the sky and then as they reached peak brilliance, they lingered for probably half and hour as we enjoyed them.
So the next evening I repainted the small section of wood that had the paint washed away. But I didn't mind...not one little bit.
Who would complain after witnessing such brilliance after a thunderous rain shower?
It was a great reminder to keep watching for small joys and blessings. Sometimes the reminders are written across the sky.
xo rachel


Dawn said...

I love a good thunderstorm! Great photo.

Claudia said...

Thunderstorms are magnificent, especially when they come with rainbows!

Tracey The AVON Lady said...

I love thunderstorms too, well, as long as the noise from the thunder is way off in the distance!

Esther said...

What a beautiful picture of the rainbow! I can just imagine how pretty it was in real life!

Have a wonderful day!

Love, Esther

Tara said...

Nothing like a good thunderstorm, Rachel--Nature is amazing!

blushing rose said...

Love sitting on the porch & watching the storms travel thru with vengeance.

Have a lovely autumn week. TTFN ~Marydon

Alison Gibbs said...

What a beautiful rainbow.