Magic in the sky


One of the first few things kids are taught in kindergarten is about rainbows and their colours. I am sure every child has at some point coloured rainbow colouring sheets or drawn a smiling sun with a colourful rainbow!

It was just another day yesterday, a busy Friday, with the promise of the weekend looming. As birds flew back to their nests and people wound down at work to head home, there was an ‘oh so gentle’ drizzle, when I turned my face to the sky.

In a few minutes, traffic slowed down, people stopped in their tracks and children paused their games – to see two absolutely stunning rainbows across the sky. Wow…there was magic in the air. The excitement in my children’s voices was palpable.

Why this fascination with the rainbow? What is it that it does to us? 
For me a rainbow is a rare thing of great beauty, which appears when certain conditions are perfect, and combine to create this spectacle. Rainbows bring out the child in each of us, filling us with joy and hope.

Each time I look at a rainbow, I check for the VIBGYOR colours. Sometimes the colours are blended in, sometimes they are distinct and clearly visible.

I still remember seeing twin rainbows in the sky in the Maasai Mara, Kenya, as a herd of African Elephants walked slowly across the grassland, the calves seeking shelter under their moms.

Every rainbow is a moment, a moment of possibilies, childhood memories, colouring sheets and sheer magic.

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13 Responses to Magic in the sky

  1. So beautiful Nimi, I love rainbows πŸ™‚

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  2. katelon says:

    They are so magical aren’t they? Lovely photos.

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  3. It totally does look like magic in the sky and gives us mere mortals hope and a smile in our hearts just enjoying the view. πŸ˜‰

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  4. You refreshed my memories…..
    Great shot…

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  5. candidkay says:

    I have been seeing so many rainbows lately! As have my friends. I’d prefer to think it’s a sign from the Universe rather than just a meteorological phenomenon. Hope!

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  6. Emily Page says:

    Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain or Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet – interested to see you remember them the other way around!?

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  7. πŸ˜› Yes that’s real fun of childhood.

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