I Feel Grateful and Blessed

I dealt with numerous challenges yesterday… and this morning. Today, those challenges have been resolving one after another.

just after 8 a.m., I looked out of my dining room window and saw sunlight streaming through the trees. At the same time this was happening, it was raining. The sunlight made the raindrops sparkle. My photo doesn’t do this experience justice, but I hope, along with my words, it gives you a sense of the beauty I witnessed.

Then I got into my car so I could drive to the bakery to pick up the pumpkin pies I’m taking to a Thanksgiving dinner later in the day. As I drove out of the driveway, the first thing I saw was a beautiful rainbow. I parked the car so that I could take another photograph. The rainbow was already beginning to fade when I snapped the picture, but I think the photo offers a glimpse of its beauty. Fifteen seconds later, the rainbow was gone.

I feel grateful and blessed.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Roy G. Biv

This week the directions for the photo challenge were:

“Roy G. Biv” is an acronym made of the first letters of the seven colors of the rainbow, to help you remember: Red. Orange. Yellow. Green. Blue. Indigo. Violet. It’s also your photo challenge theme for this week!*

You can attack this challenge in one of two ways: share an image that contains all the colors of the rainbow (or an actual rainbow) or share a multi-photo gallery, one image for each color.

I had fun choosing the photos that would represent the colors of my rainbow!

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Written for Weekly Photo Challenge: Roy G Biv

Rainbows in Many Forms

 

 

 

Rainbow mountains in China’s Danxia Landform Geological Park.

 

Photo and lyrics are from an Onam dance in Amma‘s ashram in Amritapuri, India.

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 Though the rain may fall in the midst of a storm
The sun will lay upon the earth her blanket of warmth
This is the tempo to which nature plays her years
And through this progression a rainbow appears

 

Solidarity
In love, in faith, in honesty
Hearts beating together as One;
Amma’s vision

 

In love, in faith, in honesty
Amma’s children in unison
Seven colors uniting as One
A rainbow alliance of love
Amma’s vision

 

Article originally written for April 2015 PNW GreenFriends Newsletter

 

Photos:

Cindy Knoke

Eric Ewing

Rebeka Rhoden

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