Wednesday, July 7, 2010

delightful surprise!

hans and i were sitting on the covered porch watching the evening
rays filter through the soft rain.  it was pleasingly cool enough for
light jackets.  the fresh, clean scent was heavenly, and we were both
as content as two well fed cows.



and then our hearts leaped out of our chests, as we beheld the most
gorgeous rainbow appear.  rainbows are a sign of beauteous hope,
and i consider it an awesome privilege to see one.



i may never go home, now.



does anyone else see that pot of gold?

"I have set my rainbow in the clouds. . ." genesis 9

love,
lea

28 comments:

Mildred said...

What a blessing to see that rainbow - thanks for sharing with us.

High Heeled Life said...

It really is a blessing to see a rainbow ... I always thank the Angels for their wonderous painting, from God... HHL

Farm Girl said...

It was just for you! and your new camera to share with us. :)

Beth Priest said...

Rainbows make me so excited. To me they are such a tangible expression of God. I feel like I can see Him when I see a rainbow. I've been gone from the blogging world for a while! I have popped in on a blog or two occasionally but for the most part just absent....I like that I'm not sucked in to my computer so much but at the same time I miss the relaxation of just sitting down at my computer....

Andrea said...

The rainbow is breathtaking!!
Blessings,
andrea

Blondie's Journal said...

You were able to capture precious pictures of this rainbow! I love the pot of gold! Stunning scenery!

xoxo
Jane

Town and Country Mom said...

What a gift to see the rainbow from end to end! Here in the hills we mostly see arcs, but I'm not complaining! Such a beautiful reminder of God's faithfulness!

Single and Sane said...

What beautiful pictures! And cool enough for jackets, too. I'm starting to get jealous.

Silver Strands said...

There's a lot of meaning in rainbows ... they're truly full of hope.
oxoxo
Denalee

The Strawberry Mallard said...

and we NEVER tire of them, do we Lea?
Hugz, Nancy & the critters

My name is PJ. said...

How lovely! I'm glad you snapped a photo of it.


While it was cool enough for you both to wear light jackets, the east coast is hot enough to qualify for Hell.
:)

Joan Elizabeth said...

I am a sucker for rainbows too, they trill me. Such lovely light in your photos.

Liz Sarno said...

Looks like you are having a wonderful time! You deserve it sweet friend. Hope the rest of your trip is even better!
Love you!

Jemm said...

Just beautiful. I never grow tired of seeing His promise.

Staci Danford said...

I LOVE that.. I too get a chill every time I see a rainbow. It's just one of those things you never outgrow. It's kinda like finding that 20 dollar bill in last winter's jacket pocket.. It's just a beautiful surprise.
Staci

JMW said...

I saw a rainbow one day from my mom's room in the ICU. I took it as a sign that she was going to recover from this. Slowly, but surely, that is happening. Everyone needs to see a rainbow now and then, to restore hope.

{Jodie} said...

Oh! Glorious! From end to end... [sigh]. I might never go home either. :)

And I loved your simile: as content as two well fed cows. Awesome.

Lisa said...

That is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us. :)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Simply beautiful! I'm so happy your time is being soooooooooo wonderful!

Gentle hugs...

Brittany Ann said...

How beautiful! Just more proof that God is so good!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

The rainbow is so pretty. Every time I see one I feel so blessed!

Thank you for your sweet comment. How nice of you to want to mention my mom and sis. Thank you, that would be wonderful!
I will see you tomorrow!!!
Joyce

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Me again- I just clicked on your link for Friday Pretties and it didn't work. You may want to check it because we Do Not want to miss you on Friday! :)

Jenners said...

It is always magical to me to see a rainbow!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

I am claiming the rainbow promise today. We have had so much tropical rain the last week here in Houston that we are about to float away. Thank you for the reminder of God's eternal care.

Debi

Cinnamon said...

How beautiful indeed! Yes I see the pot of gold? Did you go get it? hee hee

I had to laugh at your comment about being content as two cows. That's quite a word picture :-)

~Cinnamon

Patrina's Pencil said...

His abiding Love covers you - it hovers over you like a promised blessing.... yet to come. I wouldn't go back home either!! I think God is calling you to the mountains :)

'as content as two well fed cows' ??? :)

Enjoy my mountains!!

Patrina <")>><

Vickie said...

I see it! The pot of Gold!

Beautiful skies and God's promise! My daughter and saw a double one last week. I always feel blessed to see one. You gotta be in the right place at the right time and YOU and HANS were!

Debbie said...

OM goodness...I do not think I have ever seen a rainbow so perfect! I love your poppie post too, those are my all time favorites.....Thanks for stopping over and your nice comment on Jack's room. I did clean it before the picture...believe me, it is a disaster most of the time:)