Thursday, September 25, 2014

Elusive Beauty in the Sky

If you have read my blogs for very long (Gentle Joy Photography  and Gentle Joy Homemaker), then you know that I like nature, weather, clouds, the skies and so much more. I love sunrises and sunsets, cloud formations and even stormy skies... there is such a beauty in all of it.

The other day, we came out of the grocery store, and of course, we looked at the sky.... and there was a part of a rainbow... on a beautiful sunny day with no rain where we were.



 It was a bright rainbow... and most of it was hidden in the clouds... the color was brilliant and so pretty. At first, the upper colors showed up more.... then eventually the purple began to stand out as well.

I am not into the rainbow craze that many are... I don't decorate with rainbows and I don't collect them... I don't ascribe meanings to them,  but I love the REAL rainbows that God puts in the sky... His creation... and it magnifies HIM as the great Creator of all things - even rainbows.  :) 
This rainbow was there for about 10 minutes or so... and it stayed pretty bright most of the time. Some people on the way in or out of the grocery store saw it and glanced away, to busy to care. One mother pointed it out to her young child and they enjoyed it. Some may have taken pictures like I did. It wasn't visible for long... only a short time... and I am so thankful I was able to see and enjoy it.

God set His bow in the clouds and He does all things well.

Thank you for visiting... I hope you see God at work in your life today.... even in the simple things. :)


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Skywatch Friday


20 comments:

  1. Hello there! I was visiting some friends in blogland and happened to come across your lovely blog :) Your pictures and words are beautiful.

    I am a happy new follower and I look forward to visiting again. Have a blessed week - hugs to you!

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    1. WELCOME! I am so glad to have you as a new follower. :) Thank you for the beautiful comment and for visiting. :)

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  2. So pretty! I caught a pic of rainbow like that too.

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    1. Thank you... so fun to see one of those. :)

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  3. I love these things too, I can't have too many pictures of the sky!! It's amazing to look at and marvel and God's beautiful creation.

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    1. You're right - it is amazing.. .and it is always changing. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  4. Beautiful! My family and I saw a partial rainbow like this on a bright sunny day last winter. Makes seeing a rainbow even cooler when it happens without the rain!

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    1. That's true - it happens seldom enough that it is a real treat. :) Thank you for visiting

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  5. NOTHING CAN BEAT THE WONDERS OF THE GOOD LORD'S WORK. NICE RAINBOW FEATURE.

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    1. So true! I loved seeing that brilliant rainbow... it was such a strongly colored one. :)

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  6. Like a prism in the sky! Beautiful pics, and so glad you were paying attention to the sky as you came out of the grocery store!!

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    1. I'm glad I noticed it also... it is so easy to miss a temporary treat like this. I do tend to watch the sky often. :) I did love the prism effect... and most rainbows I have seen haven't been nearly as bright and intense as this one, so it was an extra special treat!

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