July 11, 2008
I opened the door to the balcony, and got hit in the face with a bucket of water. It was POURING out there, and the clouds were moving every which way... but just a few miles away, there was blue sky. A very definite cloudline... and I was on the wrong side of it.
Lots of lightning, both the traditional air-to-ground ZOT! (for a genuine Pond No-Prize, what comic strip used to use that descriptor?) type and the kind that makes it look like the Mothership from Close Encounters of the Third Kind is hiding behind the clouds. Very neat, very cool... and more than a little terrifying, to be honest. Anyway, I've heard that some parts of Duckford got up to three inches of rain in a couple of hours... just what we need after the flooding of a couple of weeks ago.
Somewhere around 815pm, I noticed something weird... the light from outside seemed to be orange through the curtains. I stepped outside, and saw that the stormline had just as neatly organized back to it as it did a front... the sun had been revealed! Since it was almost time for it to set, though, it looked orange, and that color was being reflected off the clouds. Very weird look to everything... and then I saw it.
A horizon-to-horizon, sharp-edged, DOUBLE RAINBOW! I'd never seen such a thing before... and particularly not one that looked like it had been drawn with a marker! I went out to The Pond's parking lot to get a better view of the whole thing...
...meanwhile, The Librarian was in Wal-Mart's parking lot, frantically calling my cellphone to tell me to look out my balcony to see the doublerainbowitsgreatandhugeandwow!
More importantly, though, she had the presence of mind to take a photograph of it with her cellphone's camera:
"Zot!" That's easy!
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Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 11, 2008 06:03 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Will at July 11, 2008 06:41 PM (oj5wx)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 11, 2008 09:05 PM (+rSRq)
She's great, she is.
Posted by: Wonderduck at July 11, 2008 09:41 PM (AW3EJ)
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