Several days ago I posted a photograph of a double rainbow I took outside my house – a photo that turned up in my Kindle Fire feed, from three years ago. Seeing a double rainbow is rare and I am greatly appreciative to have actually seen one for myself.
Yesterday, I sang ‘I can sing a rainbow’ to my dogs because they love that song. I’m not the best of singers and I don’t remember the lyrics well enough!
Later, in the evening, my mum received a phone call from someone who advised her to look outside, ‘…at the end of the drive’, which is east-facing. Out we went, expecting to see one of our beautiful Norfolk sunsets, and the rainbow the caller talked of.
To my astonishment, it was actually a Double Rainbow! Two double rainbows in my lifetime (so far!). I never expected to see another again.
I forced myself to climb the stairs (I’ve a very painful body) to fetch my kindle which has a built-in camera and takes ok enough photos. However, by the time I managed to snap the photos, the sky had darkened somewhat and the rainbows were quickly fading. Unfortunately, there isn’t a sign of the double rainbows in my photographs; there is only the one, with its quickly fading and subdued colours.
But, I’m in awe of seeing two double rainbows, in my life!
And, wasn’t it a strange kind of coincidence seeing them again? Synchronicity perhaps? The same day I sang the ‘Rainbow‘ song.
Copyright Faith McCord 2016
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