After hiking for an hour or so in a light rain the skies opened to the west and covered the meadow near the parking lot with sunlight. While I was watching the trees on the far side of the meadow light up, the rainbow you see below appeared. If you look close you'll see a faint second rainbow. I don't know that I've ever watched a rainbow form like this. Usually they are just there and then get noticed. This time I was watching the sky and literally saw it appear.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
We live near quite a few parks including the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It's a few minutes from my home. Just inside the east entrance to the park is a several mile trail that gets little traffic. The way it's arranged you enter the trail and immediate drop down into a heavier forest and even though you're really not far from roads and a freeway you feel like you're a long way from anything. When I'm alone on this trail and way back in there it sometimes feels a little spooky, actually.