Friday, February 26, 2010

Where Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops

Beyond the rainbow, that is. I saw this one on Tuesday afternoon in the vineyards between Oisly and St.-Romain, over on the right bank of the Cher.

A rainbow outside the town of Oisly.

I had just driven through a rain squall and the sun was in my eyes. Then I thought, oh, there might be a rainbow behind me. So I pulled off the road and saw this. There's a faint twin rainbow just to the right of the bright one.

It was a magical moment. Just after I took the picture, more clouds moved in to block the sun and the rainbow was gone.

14 comments:

  1. Wonderful photo....reminds me of mine from last year. One minute there next gone...!

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  2. Just beautiful! How do you pronounce Oisly? Is it "was-lee" or "wa-lee?"

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  3. Breathtaking photo!

    I have always loved the mostly left out verse to that classic song....possibly the best song of all time:

    When all the world is a hopeless jumble
    & the raindrops tumble all around,
    Heaven opens a magic lane
    When all the clouds darken up the skyway,
    There's a rainbow highway to be found
    Leading from your window pane
    To a place behind the sun,
    Just a step beyond the rain

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  4. Very nice shot. I think the faint rainbow is the mirror image because everyone know the world is flat.

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  5. did you notice the 2nd rainbow?
    Physics dictates rainbows always come in twos; so if you want to show off, point out the fainter 2nd one.

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  6. njnrr, thanks!

    judy, merci!

    anne, fleeting beauty!

    larry, wonder-ful!

    nadege, nope.

    diogenes, the "s" is silent, so it's wah-LEE.

    suzanne, I didn't. I don't known about that custom...

    stephen, thanks. I didn't realize there was another verse!

    starman, everyone but us.

    michael, I sure did.

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  7. I have nothing to say except I ♥ rainbows. But I couldn't resist my verification word: amiti

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  8. Oisly rang a bell. There's a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant there. Not something you'll be thinking much about as you go and return from the colonoscopy, but now that I see it on a map, it's not too far from St. Aignan, so maybe someday.

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