Saturday, July 14, 2012

...a heartening symbol of destiny...

we always feel fortunate when we see a rainbow-
partly on account of its majesty,
partly because it tells of sunshine after rain.
it's also a heartening symbol of destiny-
the belief that there's a path,
even if we cannot know what lies
at the end of it.
sometimes we might be lucky enough
to see a double rainbow.
one arc inside another,
with the colors arranged in reverse order.
think of any rainbow as a blessing-
the laws of physics translated into 
a moment of transcendent beauty
we can all understand and rejoice in.
~1001 ways to live in the moment

much has happened.
this morning.
since i started this post.
i was going to say.
that i had to archive.
because the morning.
looked like rain.
and it did rain.
a wonderful.
soft rain at first.
then a massive downpour.
we desperately needed the rain.
a few thunder clashes sounded.
so off went the modem.
and the computer was unplugged.
with the computer off.
i decided to run to leroy.
a small town to the south of me.
for razzasque days.
the rain let up and allowed the parade to start.
i took photos of faces.
i will share photos soon.
then off to tustin.
my little hometown.
where my hubby.
is doing a radio remote.
for the grand opening of.
a family dollar.
it is wonderfully warm and muggy.
and i have parked a fan.
behind me so i can edit photos.
happy shadow are found below!!
may you have a...
a moment of transcendent beauty today.
just BE.


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What would we do without rain...and shadows? May your editing time be bright with joy!

First Lights & Shadows

Sylvia K said...

Your last shot is so beautiful, Robin! The perfect picture of a perfect summer day complete with shadows! Hope your weekend is off to a great start! Enjoy!

TexWisGirl said...

congrats on rain! nice shadow work on the first shot, especially!

Ralph said...

I guess the rain was the lemons to the lemonade of this post. Life goes on, modem or not. So after a day of activity, you were able to post after all. That old porch is the old fashioned way to handle the heat and humidity (though the modern day fan is a nice way too :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautiful soft macros and love the tilted view of your world quietly basking in sun! Lovely photos!

chubskulit said...

Love that last shot.

My Shadows
Have a blessed Sunday!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Robin girl your pictures are wonderful (at first I thought my eyes were wonky , then I realized you had installed a gadget with the photos to change them .. to funny ! LOL)
My favorite picture is the very first one .. the soft light catching the cobweb and the warmth of the wood .. you can almost feel the grain .. it is extraordinary !

Beverley Baird said...

Love the shadows but especially love the series of shots in the rain in your post above!

BLOGitse said...

I'd like to sit there with you with a cup of coffee/class of red, we would talk and talk... :)
Have a good week!