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Friday, October 1, 2010

AFTER THE RAINS

Rainbow
[Click to embiggen.]

This rainbow - a full double arch spanning horizon to horizon - appeared outside our front door last Monday after a violent thunderstorm. We’re talking hail and power outages, the latter of which are ever so much fun when you’re in the back aisles of a pitch-black supermarket. After I made it home (in one piece, thankfully), I caught the glow of the ’bow out of the corner of my eye and was able to capture it with Mr. Nikon.

5 comments:

Erica said...

I love Mr. Nikon. And did you say the ne'ehman b'vriso upon seeing Mr, Rainbow?

;)

BobG said...

Good thing you weren't standing next to this guy.

Elisson said...

In case you're curious, Erica is referring to the blessing Jews recite upon seeing a rainbow:

Barukh Atah Hashem Elokeinu melekh ha-olam, zokheir ha-brit v'ne-eman biv'rito v'kayam b'ma-amaro.

Blessed are You, God, Lord of the universe, who remembers His covenant, is faithful to it, and keeps His promise.

It's a reference to the story of Noah. After the Great Flood, God - so says the Book of Genesis - set the rainbow in the sky as a symbol of His promise to never again destroy the world.

(That's a job He prefers to leave to us humans.)

Kimberly said...

When I saw your post's title and rainbow photo (beautiful!), I, too, thought of the Flood and God's promise. I didn't know - though I'm not surprised - that there's a specific blessing associated with rainbows.

Rahel said...

Oh... wow, wow, wow....