Pelting rain from angry clouds-
Slicked pavement grates nerves;
As fog swallows the distance,
Consumes the near future.
Saving sun dissolves the shroud-
Reveals two colorful wonders;
Short sight transforms to insight,
Illuminating what was once obscure.
A few weeks ago, we visited a place with rain. As we drove in the early morning, we watched the darkness lift, only to have the space around us disappear in the fog. Driving in the fog can be scary, because, well… we can’t see as much as we’d like to. (Hmmm… this is kind of like life sometimes!)
It rained all day, but it didn’t ruin our day at all. We live in a city with an average annual rainfall of about 8 inches. We normally see so little rain, when it comes, we go play in it! (It’s all about perspective… much the same with life :)) We felt the rain was gift enough, so we were thrilled when we were blessed with the added bonus of witnessing a double rainbow.
I had no idea we’d find Dairy Queen and Western Wear at the end of the rainbow, but I always suspected the pot of gold was just a myth!
Quick – what are you grateful for right now? What’s the first thing that comes to your mind?
My loved ones….
Very true, K – I agree with that one 100%!
fresh vegetables…I say that because I am eating a salad right now!
Mmmm…that sounds good, Suzicate. I like salad but am often too lazy to make it (and I don’t like the bagged salads.)
There’s no pot of gold? Just a Dairy Queen? And rainbows were the last myth I believed in…awwwww, sigh.
I’m sorry I had to be the one to break it to you Coyotero. It’s even worse news if you’re lactose intolerant 🙂
Fog and RAINBOWS!!!??? Sign me up!!! That I have the cake part.. now just the frosting & decoration!!!
Having the cake is pretty good, Jasmine. You’ll get the frosting and sprinkles, I’m sure 🙂
Thanks! It’s just like us Americans! MORE MORE MORE
The more has to stop somewhere though (one would think…)
I know right!
Really funny! The fog is a wonderful shot – but a double rainbow (the universe does have a sense of humor). Always grateful for giggles
I laughed when I saw those in the picture. At first I thought I thought the signs ruined the picture, then I decided to go with the humor in it. Thanks for reading, Phil!
It’s a beuatiful contrast between the sorrowful fog and the hopeful rainbows.
Wonderful words match the images
Thanks, Newwhitebear. I appreciate you reading and sharing your comment!
All our house approvals have gone through. YAY! 😀
Well, that is something to be thankful about, Dianne. Great news!
I am thankful for Lance and my girls.
Family is the most important thing, Deanabo. In the absence of all else, we could still find joy with ones we love!
I think some of the prettiest rainbows are the kind that arch all across the sky and show both “ends” to the world! They’re really hard to photograph, but it’s an incredible sight. Too often, we curse the rain when it interferes with our plans; for me, 8 inches of water in a whole year doesn’t sound too appealing (sorry!) Oh, and I’m thankful for good health and work I love!
Don’t be sorry, Debbie – 8 inches of water a year isn’t exactly appealing to me, either 🙂 I would love to see a full rainbow sometime. Maybe one day I’ll have the chance.
Good health and enjoyable work are two great things to be thankful for.
DQ at the end of the rainbow. Who knew? 🙂
I know, right? Time for a dipped cone? Thanks for stopping by, Nancy!
I can relate to this – was enjoying a drive in South Island New Zealand last year, when the fog suddenly enveloped my car – could hardly see about 50 feet in front. Drove slowly for about half an hour. Fortunately, it was a Sunday and not much traffic. Well, in most parts there, not much traffic all week round. When I broke out into the sun – whew! What a relief 🙂
I’m not in fog very often, but it is quite eerie! I’m glad you stayed safe in your driving encounter with fog, Eric!
Right this very minute? Being on the receiving end of this blog!
What a nice comment, Widdershins! I’m thankful to have such kind people stop by here as well. You gave me a smile 🙂
and a double rainbow at that!
I thought the double rainbow was cool. Glad you stopped by to check it out, Patty 🙂
I knew butterfinger blizzards were gold, I just knew it. I loved this Janna. Perspective is what it’s all about.
Thanks, Mairzeebp! Yes, with this picture, it’s proven that blizzards are practically sanctioned by God 🙂 Only kidding, but it’s a fun thought!
I’d take ice cream over a pot of gold any day. 😉
Hahaha! I bet ice cream would taste much better than gold coins, Patti.
Family day here in Ontario tomorrow, and so thankful for a day off and the chance to enjoy loved one near by.
That sounds like a fun time. I’m glad you’ll have that time with your family, Agjorgenson. Have fun 🙂
I am thankful I did not succeed in ending my life when I was so depressed not so long ago. That I had people to tell and who did the right thing.
I’m so glad you had the support of loved ones, Tessa. I hope you are in a better place now.
Not a great place, but a better one. Thank you for your well-wishes!
As fog swallows the distance, – great imagery. The Dairy Queen and rainbow truly classic.
Glad you liked the rainbow picture, Carl. I thought it was a fun one 🙂
That is a fantastic picture of a double rainbow! There are usually period(s) of turmoil in life, and I am grateful to be without strife in my life right now. Things are Good, and I cherish that Goodness. I definitely don’t want to only recognize this when things are down! And yay for finding Dairy Queen at the end of the rainbows! 🙂
Calmness in life is definitely something to be grateful for – and it’s even better that you celebrate it in the moment, Sandra! I’m glad you liked the rainbow/DQ photo. I had never photographed a rainbow before, so I was happy to have my camera ready in time.
What beautiful rainbows. I have always wished to see rainbows hereabouts. I always associate rainbows with God’s promise of protection and care. Beautiful. 🙂
I read that passage in the Bible recently, Imelda. It is such a beautiful promise 🙂