Sunday, April 7, 2019 – Life on the Deck

It rains. One of those April rains where the sky suddenly grow dark, and the clouds burst forth. Then, the sun peeks her tentative face through the clouds,  a rainbow appears in the sky, and, before you know it, it the sky is blue and the rain and the rainbow are fleeting memories.

I spot the bow in the sky while Gerry and I are tossing around ideas for an upcoming occasion.

“Can we put this on pause for a minute?” I say. “I want to grab my camera and shoot the rainbow.”

I run downstairs, grab my camera and new wide-angle lens, and race back upstairs. Out on the deck, barefoot and getting wet, I shoot a few images. In a perfect world, I would have set up my tripod, but time is not on my side with a rainbow so I take the quick route.

Later, I download and process the images, and settle on one that declares the glory the best. A couple of years ago, I shot a series of garden vegetable and galvanized pail images. I’ve been thinking about doing a series of some sort this year. Maybe this is the first of a new series called Life on the Deck.



I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
    1. Thank you, Juliana. 🙂

  1. Oh my gosh, that view and that rainbow! And yes, that sounds like a great project.

    1. It was a truly spectacular site, Cathy.

  2. This is GLORIOUS!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more beautiful photo of a rainbow. Well done!

    1. Oh my, thank you for your kind words, Karen.:) (And huge congrats on your pending graduation!)

  3. The darker the sky, the brighter the rainbow.

    1. Absolutely right. There’s much wisdom in your words, Marian.

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