Let the Beauty of what you Love be what you Do...
~Rumi

Monday, August 9, 2010

Somewhere, Over the Rainbow...


Rainbows can be fleeting... they are there for a moment, and then gone. Not so with this one... it was one of the most beautiful & long lasting rainbows I've seen (and a double one, at that!) I had just gotten off work, and was getting ready to have dinner with a friend when the thunderstorm rolled in, bringing with it the most amazing skies...


I am always in awe of such natural beauty... and  I was so excited to capture it, I didn't notice the raindrops on my lens until many photos later! (Click to enlarge.) It's long lasting nature allowed my friend & I to capture it from many angles around town.


Near the plaza above... and St Francis Cathedral below~


I shall never tire of such natural beauty! 
For another angle of this rainbow and a daily view around Santa Fe, visit Randy at

13 comments:

Jacob said...

Well, Becky, these are superb shots...not often you get good double rainbows or even one rainbow with such bright and distinct colors.

I think my favorite is the first one because of the way the light reacts with the rainbow colors and the sun continues to shine, amidst the clouds, down on the ground.

Wanda..... said...

You really captured some good photos, Becky, each one is special. I would be so happy with myself, if I had taken these. They are beautiful!

Rick said...

Beautiful captures Becky - love them all. And some great lighting and backdrops to enhance the rainbows (not that they needed it).

btw - you may be familiar with this, but maybe not - have a listen; I think you'll like it - Somewhere Over the Rainbow

clairz said...

Such lovely light--and I really like the shot with the raindrops on the lens. It has an eery beauty.

Kate said...

Fantastic photos. A rainbow certainly is good luck, but a double rainbow is double good luck!!

Chad said...

Thanks for visiting my site. I've enjoyed looking through your blog. You have photos covering many difference subjects,from bath tubs to rainbows. I'll continue to check in.

becky said...

@ Rick- thanks for the link! I love that song... and that was a particularly lovely rendition & beautiful photography!

Pedro D. H. said...

double rainbow are amazing!!! it's always a very specia momente, such as the love. Good things don't less for ever... love and the rainbow is like that.

hugs from brazil.

JM said...

I can't remember last time I saw a rainbow... and it's so hot and dry here that it will not happen soo. These are some truly awesome shots! Great work.

Pat said...

Such beautiful photos - not just one rainbow photo, but rainbows throughout the town! How great is that?

Randy said...

Awesome shots Becky. The one with the rainbow over St. Francis is my fave!

Annie said...

The rainbows in NM are often like that, just one reason why I love it here! These are great shots!
I am off to email you.
xoxo

Doris Sturm said...

Wow, those photos are marvelous, but I especially loved the St Francis Cathedral shot with the rainbow behind it. Those orange Adobes at the plaza remind me of the apartments where I lived when I was there...the only thing I really don't miss about Santa Fe is those awful, lonely sounding, howling winds - do you still have them? They made me so sad!