It’s been wet here of late. Wetter than it’s been during any July for a long, long time. Seems kind of odd for Colorado to be dripping and soaking wet even as much of the rest of the West is suffering through a protracted multi-year drought — might that be a consequence of (obviously non-existent) human-caused Climate Change? Whatever the undercurrent science, however, a most fortunate rainy-day payback is the fact that our local lake, our water supplying reservoir, is currently brim full and overflowing (for the third time this month) when typically, by mid to late summer, it’s at least four or five feet down.
Just a few days ago, we enjoyed a brief but welcome respite from the rain patterns when, late in the afternoon the clouds to the west broke and allowed the sunlight to stream through before the sun sank behind the front range. The result was a rather stunning pair of rainbows which I managed to capture from our back stoop before they disappeared.
One question: note how the colors in the top RB are in reverse order from those in the brighter bottom one. I’m fifty years away from science classes and I honestly have no idea as to why the reversal. Anyone got some enlightenment to share?
BTW, I was originally planning on heading over to that tree at first opportunity and collect the pot of gold that surely must be there, cleverly concealed, but between the rains and all the pickups on the highway I didn’t get there. Yet. Maybe next week.
Another virtue of all the summer rain is that it keeps the meadows green and nutritious — for a glistening horse grazing thereupon who is clearly about as happy as happy can get.
(Just a guess, but I suspect that if/when Obama acts alone, that’ll become further grounds for impeachment)
(Yet another gun nut screwball who has absolutely no knowledge of anything at all other than his own irrational hatred)
(Well, it happened in Provo Utah where Teh Stupid is apparently endemic, so no big surprise. But still . . .)
Ok, that’s enough.