Sunday, June 29, 2008

Somewhere over the Rainbow

I'm sitting here at my kitchen table. Writing the blog post I have been procrastinating. Thinking about the wings that are due to be delivered any moment. Wondering how on earth a trip to see the latest Indiana Jones flick could have actually cost over $60. Okay...so, I wasn't really writing that blog post.

We are under thunderstorm warnings right now. We really need that rain. And I look out the window, and the sky is just strange looking. It's kind of yellow. Kind of orange. I walk out to the back yard, and it just feels strange outside. And it's way too bright to be 9pm.

So, I make my way to the front...and there is a huge rainbow in the sky. In the middle of the orange sky. I, naturally, grabbed my camera and called the girls out to see it. They are really excited. I don't think they've ever seen a full arc rainbow before. And then, it starts to fade...and then it's gone. And Katie remarks, "I can always remember it in the corner of my mind."



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33 comments:

Rhea said...

No way, that's awesome! I've been wanting to see a rainbow for a while now...and Remy says he's never seen one before.

Very cool pictures. Kind of eerie looking, but the rainbow is pretty.

Did you enjoy the Indiana Jones movie? My boys LOVED it.

I said this in your other post's comments, but it bears repeating. I LOVE your new blog layout and design. Very snazzy and eye popping. Darcy rocks! She is THE designer to work with. :o)

Kat said...

Rhea--Thanks. It was eerie looking. That sky was something else. They were going to have something on the news about why it looked so strange...but then our dish went out :-) I'm thinking it has something to do with smog and pollution :-) I tried to lighten the pictures up with photoshop...but it just made the rainbow fade. It was much more dramatic than the pictures show...but again...that orange sky. So, so strange.

We *loved* Indy. Very fun movie.

And yes, let's sing Darcy's praises. Especially since she had to deal with me! She is the guru.

Angie said...

I just love rainbows! Great pics. Hope you guys got the much needed rain without too much of the other stuff. :-)

Angie said...

Oh, and BTW that is my FAVORITE version of Over the Rainbow!

Heather said...

We get double ones alot. That orange sky is trippy!!

Kat said...

Angie--The rain passed us by. Must have hit the other side of the rainbow. I love this version of this song too. I first heard it in one of my fav movies - "50 First dates."

Heather--Quite trippy. Wish the cable had not gone out so that I could get an explanation...

Bobbi's Book Nook said...

Hi - thanks for visiting my site! I usually read 5 to 6 books a week. Sometimes, if I'm reading children's books - which I also love - I can read up to 10 a week. Believe it or not, I have a 16 year old daughter who also has a hungry appetite for reading.

Kat said...

bobbi--I used to read like that. Until I started blogging! And I did a Thursday Thirteen (last week I think) on young adult novels. Both of my kids are avid readers, too.

Swirl Girl said...

I love when stuff like this happens. Like when you see a perfect spider's web or a couple of hummingbirds are dancing and drinking - or a beautiful rainbow like the one you saw!

for a few moments anyway...

American in Norway said...

Very cool! What I wouldn't give to pay only $60 to go to a movie... (I think today is my day to cripe about prices in Norway...) $60 is just for the tickets..for 2...forget popcorn. Have a mentioned that gas is now $12 a gallon.... Mmmm Hmmm. LOVE this song, Have a super Monday!

John Deere Mom said...

That is beautiful! What a sky...I don't think I have ever seen a rainbow in such an orange, night sky. Very cool.

SKELLER said...

Eerie sky, indeed. That's what it looks like out here when there are fires. Sorry you didn't get your rain. :-(

Kat said...

Swirl Girl--It is cool, isn't it. I was glad that the pictures came out at all. The first picture is the one straight out of my camera, the other two have been lightened through photoshop...so you can see how orange the sky *really* was.

We put a hummingbird feeder right outside my kitchen window. I have seen 2 or 3 so far - but they haven't stayed long enough for me to get pictures. It's hummingbird season here in August...so I'm hoping to get some really good pictures then.

AIN--$12 for gas? I knew we had it good compared to the rest of the world...but, wow. Here it's $3.99...althought I got "cheap" gas this week for $3.91...

JDMom--I still can't get over the strange sky. I was just so thankful that a rainbow appeared and let me procrastinate a little longer :-)

Susan--No fires here that I know of. But with all those red alert smog days...there is just no telling about why. Gonna have to google it..

One Wired Woman said...

Kat... missing you. Still having some computer issues. See my blog for the drama. Love this song you've got playing. Great post!! ~Jill :)

Apple Joos said...

That's absolutely beautiful. WE used to get skies like that all the time when we were in South Carolina. Now, not so much.

Elena said...

WOW! Beautiful!

Teri said...

We had weird greenish skies at that same time last night. Odd.

I must say, though, the thing that touched me most about today's post is Katie's comment. I'm feeling that little Mom twinge just reading that. I love those special quotes from kids.

KimmyJ said...

God's promise - right there in front of us! :)

Trish said...

So beautiful!!

Saturday night my four year old was laying in his newly inherited top bunk looking out the window when he called to me "mom some see the sky, it's pink, your favorite color"
it was so sweet, so I layed on the top bunk with him looking at the pink sky!!

Brian and Staci said...

Wow! That's crazy! Glad you got the pic to share! Hubby and oldest went to see Indie and liked it up until the aliens. Ah well, even Indie has to keep up with the times! I see your menu! I might just copy your's!!! Can I come to the beach with you too ? :)

Lula! said...

Katie's quote is the best thing I've read all day. Even better than the rainbow.

Awesome pics, Kat. But the UT hater in me is all, "Gross--orange sky. GO DAWGS!" 'Cause I'm that kind of Bulldog fan.

Rhea said...

Oh no you didn't, Lula! I'm a UT fan. burnt orange all the way, baby! Hook em horns!!

Lula! said...

OK, gotta clarify this for non-SEC peeps. Kat, I know YOU knew I meant the Volunteers when I said UT and orange. Right? I hate even writing the Vol word out. Yucky. GO DAWGS, again!!!!!

I've nothing but love for the Longhorns. 'Cause they don't play UGA! Ha!

Rhea said...

Sorry about the misunderstanding! I was gettin' my back up to defend my peeps. lol

CrystalChick said...

My daughter was lucky enough to get some really cool rainbow pics... posted somewhere halfway or more on my page? I lose track.
We saw Indiana Jones.. pretty good. Iron Man, liked alot. Tonight... Wanted. Not for the little ones!
Happy day. :)

Bobbi said...

Wow - cool photos!!

Beckynsc said...

Beautiful pictures! I love rainbows! Let's me know everything is gonna be Okay.

Joye said...

Great pics. I love the new font and lightning symbols. Just an observation-- you are so popular, cool kid!

Karen said...

Really cool pictures!

That was how our sky looked, just as the sun was setting, when we had the level 2 alert, due to the fires in CA. The sun was this reddy orangy colour and the sky was an orangy brown.

I have a photo somewhere of a double rainbow that I took, during a thunderstorm. I love rainbows.

That was alsoa beautiful quote from your daughter...

Debbie said...

Gorgeous! I love rainbows...when we lived in Hawaii I saw them all the time...now it is such a rare occasion that you actually get to see one that you have to take pictures ASAP before it disappears. But they are spectacular aren't they? They always take my breath away.

Talisman said...

Ooh pretty! I haven't seen a rainbow in a long time.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

That is beautiful... and what a precious thing for Katie to say!

Rhea said...

I can't remember the last time I saw a real rainbow. What's up with that?!