After the rain

Just a nice photo.

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  1. AnAmericanMother says:

    Double rainbow!

    Very nice. Looks like it ought to be on a Tourist Board calendar.

  2. Mary Bruno says:


  3. wanda says:


    ‘As the bow appears in the clouds, I will see it and recall the everlasting covenant that I have established between God and all living beings-all mortal creatures that are on earth.’
    Gen. 9:16

  4. Agnes says:

    Ahhhhh. Hope.

  5. lacrossecath says:

    Saw some down in La Crosse too while that band of storms went through.

  6. Jack007 says:

    Life is good, huh Father? :-)


    What Does the Photo Really Say?

    Jack in KC

  7. FranzJosf says:

    Absolutely Beautiful. Reminds me of my childhood in Ohio.

    The glory of God’s Creation and the work of men’s hands.

  8. wanda says:

    Jack, Very good. I like that..pretty sharp.

  9. Andrew says:

    Irim de caelo misit Iuno.

  10. ssoldie says:

    Wow, beautiful, the wonder of God.

  11. Ef-lover says:

    Beautiful rainbow, I wonder what is on the other side.

  12. Henry Edwards says:

    A really lovely photo showing that secondary rainbow about 9 degrees higher in the sky than the primary rainbow at 42 degrees.

    Some readers will know that the primary rainbow results when a light ray from the sun, traveling generally away from the viewer, enters a water droplet and is reflected off the back side of the droplet back toward the view. The secondary rainbow results from light rays that undergo two reflections (instead of a single reflection) within raindrops suspended in the sky.

    The mathematics of rainbows is as beautiful as the rainbow itself.

  13. FranzJosf says:

    Henry: From your various posts, I think that you like classical and sacred music as well as mathematics. Have you read Emblems of the Mind: the Inner Life of Music and Mathematics, by Edward Rothstein? A wonderful book on man’s ability to map sound and the physical world and the accompanying properties of both. I think that you would enjoy the book.

  14. Henry: Very cool.

    Of course my most memorable rainbow moment was this:


    Alme Sol, curru nitido diem qui
    promis et celas aliusque et idem
    nasceris, possis nihil urbe Roma
    visere maius.

    – Horace

  15. mburduck says:

    How beautiful! I’ll be looking for such a rainbow as I drive from Duluth up to International Falls next week on my way to fish in NW Ontario.


  16. irishgirl says:

    ‘I will set My bow in the clouds…”

    Beautiful picture, Father Z!

    Yesterday a nasty storm blew through my neck of the woods. I was terrified! Luckily I was in the library, but I had to shut off my computer as a precaution! Then later on I saw some tree limbs down in a village square.

  17. Henry Edwards says:

    FranzJosf: I’m acquainted with the general theme, but not with Rothstein in particular. Thanks for the reference. I’ll see if I can take a look at it.

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