|Rainbow over the Anchorage|
|In the boatyard near my office|
|Above the boatyard next to ours|
|A friend sent me a link to beautiful photos of Moonbows,
a phenomenon I did not know existed.
|On Friday, my last day of work for 2012|
|In flight, just after take off on my way to Florida.
The dark spot on the lower left is the shadow of the plane
and it is encircled by a rainbow.
|First rainbow in West Palm Beach outside my Mom’s apartment.|
A rainbow can symbolize a bridge between the spiritual realm and the realm of matter below. Or it can represent a journey’s end. The leprechaun’s legendary and mystical “pot of gold” is to be found at the end of the rainbow. Noah saw a rainbow at the end of the great and turbulent flood which signified the end of his voyage and a return to calmness and peace. In this respect the rainbow is also a symbol for cleansing.
As the rainbow only appears after stormy skies, it is a symbol for the restoration of cosmic order. And, just as turbulent storms are necessary for nature to cleanse and feed the Earth, so too are emotional storms necessary in our lives in order to cleanse away our burdens and feed our souls. In this respect the rainbow also symbolizes the peace and calmness which comes to us at the end of unsettling periods of our lives.
This last interpretation, for me was particularly beautiful. I believe that glimpsing so many rainbows in just a few days could not be simply by chance (or weather systems). I’ve been weighed down lately by several emotional situations and trying very hard to deal with them properly and move on in a healthy way. For me, these rainbows are reminders to have faith in myself, my path and my future.
Rainbow research source: Joseph Panek
|Oh and I got my Rainbow after all.
My cousin messaged me on bbm with this pic.
Last week Sunday, I received a phone call from my sister around 10:30am. “Go outside right now with your darkest shades. Oh, and grab your camera.” I did what she said and was treated to a magnificent halo around the Sun. It was gorgeous.
The halo was created by reflections and/or refractions on hexagonal ice crystals in cirrus clouds. Newsday said that such halos are more common in cold weather, so for us to see one in the tropics was indeed a special treat.