It’s been a while since I’ve seen an honest to goodness rainbow. But as I was driving home from a friend’s house the other day, there it was, a brightly coloured arch stretching across the vastness of the sky. I could have followed it to both ends searching for the pot of gold. On the spur of the moment, I took a detour to a nearby spot where I could safely stop the car and take in an unobstructed view of the sky. (See what you can catch if you always have your camera with you?!) As I stepped out of the car, I managed to click off a few quick shots before a downpour forced me to jump back in. That’s the nature of rainbows, right? It’s the sunshine AND the rain that creates something of such beauty.
But as we don’t see that many real rainbows (maybe too much rain and not enough sun), sometimes we create our own bit of color. We’ve had a thing for making rainbows out of matchbox cars. Sometimes we struggle. Like the Spiderman car which is blue and red. Where does it belong in the scheme of the rainbow? And green, well, we’ve really got just the one green car. But however we line them up, it still works, it’s still our little spectrum of color adding a bit of cheer to a dreary day.