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Weekly Photo Challenge – Colors of the Rainbow

“Without the rain, there would be no rainbow…”

G. K. Chesterton

DOUBLE RAINBOW, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
DOUBLE RAINBOW, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, CANADA

This week my husband and I are “somewhere over the rainbow” enjoying Fathers’ Day with family in New York City. I’ve chosen to respond to Michelle’s challenge with a favorite double rainbow shot taken several years ago on a vacation in Prince Edward Island. Β It’s a very fond memory of a beautiful moment shared with good friends.

For reasons I choose not to explain, for me the rainbow has also become a reminder of the power of spiritual connection. As our friends and neighbors in Charleston struggle to understand the tragedy in our backyard, may we find strength in that same spirituality. We can hope that like rain and rainbows, tragedy can beget change – and the lives lost will not have been in vain.

Warmest Fathers’ Day wishes to all of the dads out there. Here’s hoping you too are sharing the day with those you love.

To see more colors of the rainbow, click here.

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79 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Colors of the Rainbow Leave a comment

    • Thanks Mark – the setting was indeed amazing. It was one of those really lucky things. We rented a home in PEI for 2 weeks with friends. I found it on the internet and had no idea what to expect as photos are often deceiving but this place was fantastic. Appreciate your visit and comment.

  1. That rainbow must have been quite a sight.

    I am amazed by the strength and faith of the people involved in the tragedy. Not sure I would or could be that strong and forgiving as they have been.

    • Thanks Nora, it was indeed. And I agree with your comments on the CHS tragedy and the grace of those involved. It’s been an amazing thing to see. Appreciate your thoughts.

  2. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a double rainbow. It must have been a very magical moment, in fact the magic still works. πŸ™‚ Great take on the challenge, Tina.

  3. A double rainbow always seems like a gift; beautiful. Thanks for the Father’s Day wishes. I felt very spoilt on Sunday with cards and beautiful words from both my children; felt like the luckiest dad in the world, as all dads should feel on Father’s Day. Warmest wishes, as always πŸ™‚

  4. What a lovely photograph, Tina. We vacationed on Prince Edward Island many years ago while the girls were still young and I still remember the amazing red sand. I’d love to go again one day.

    • Thanks Jane. Yes, a very sad time here, but the city and its people have shown themselves at their best in response to the horrors of the event. The media have done quite a job of focusing on the positive (for a change) in this time of challenge. Hopefully positive change will come about as a result of the tragedy.

  5. Hope you had a great time, Tina. The symbolism of the rainbow for Christians is one of hope and love, so perhaps that’s why so many people find them special. As they usually come at the end of a storm, that promise of sunshine and better things to come, is a universal hope.

    janet

  6. Wonderful shot of the double rainbow, Tina.

    (so sad to read about the tragic events in Charleston, makes me realise how lucky we are in Australia since the strict gun laws came in to being some years ago. But even so, we still have the occasional domestic, gang related, or race related tragedy).

    • Thanks Vicki – yes it was a truly horrific event but the response has been amazing and the city has really risen to the challenge of peaceful cohesion and positive change. The gun thing here is a mess, don’t know how they’ll ever get it resolved. Sigh

      • Oh my, I think I have seen three or four double rainbows in the last month in Iowa. My sister captured one this morning on her visit with us. Not that they ever lose their sense of wonder and beauty, but I guess we’ve been fortunate to witness them more often. Hope you have more opportunities to see them

  7. I never cease to wonder at the dichotomy of our world… the spectacular beauty versus the unbelievable ugliness. Perhaps there is meaning to it all? I don’t know. I guess it goes back to your G. K. Chesterton quote…

  8. I am always reminded of God’s Goodness as the rainbow reminds us of His healing and the hope that lies within. A double reminder as you caught that beautiful rainbow.

  9. A beautiful photo,Tina, and equally beautiful thoughts. Like you, I can only hope that we find a way to combat hate crimes–not with more violence, but in peaceful, positive, life-affirming ways.

    • Thanks Pattie, I see great minds thought alike for this one! Thankfully, Charleston seems to have risen to the challenge of a positive response to a horrific event. Let’s hope such things become less frequent as haters learn their actions can create effects which are the opposite of their hopes.

  10. Beautiful photo, and a beautiful tie in with Father’s Day. Though there might be bitter times in this world, love and true beauty in the human spirit will prevail, at least that is what I believe. Double rainbow, double the beauty. Lucky shot and great capture πŸ™‚

  11. I love that photo of the double rainbows. The rainbow has a very special spot in my heart. It will always make me smile. xox

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