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.


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

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

  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

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

  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.

  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.

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

  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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