On occasion, in the middle of an incredibly busy busy-ness, nature stages something so spectacular that you either sit up and take notice, or you regret it. Forever. Even if you are supposed to be working on production for LYNX DESTINY.
Today, it was a storm that loomed for hours to the northwest of us, until it finally descended with intense short-lived vigor…to the northwest of us.
The southeast still pretty much thought it was a sunny day.
So I went on Rainbow Alert. Double Rainbow, even…
Northwest view, mid-storm: Bright sunshine on one side of the house, tumultuous rain on the other…rainbows and bright sparkling sun drops in between… It’s actually raining plenty here, but the angle of the drops makes them hard to see, aside from those few sparkles.
South view, with the storm to the east, the sun to the west, shining off the pinions in the paddock. That looming brown tree in the back is the grandady pinion I’m currently mourning–last week it went brown, too stressed to survive the long-term drought even with recent rain.
The west/southwest view. Not snow or hail…just sun drops.
After, looking east, with the setting sun banking off the junipers and the next squall moving in.
The rainbow’s hanging in there, but there’s a blanket of rain between us.
The vertical view, the same shot. Wish I had gotten some of the lightning–wow!
Summary shot! Banking sun, rainbow, clouds, and sundrops!
Now, back to LYNX DESTINY. But I’m pretty sure that our hero Kai would have dropped what he was doing to watch this one, too.