Looking for rainbows

Last week, we had a glorious rain storm. And afterwards, there were rainbows everywhere.

So, I took my camera out to look for some.

I found a string of glittering pearls;

And soft silver veils of clouds.

I even found the silver lining that everyone talks about

In the form of delicious sunbeams.

I enjoyed the dramatic beauty of the rain clouds

But no matter how hard I looked, I didn’t find any rainbows.

The moral of the story is: Don’t get too caught up in looking for life’s rainbows

Or  you might miss out on the beauty of its storms.

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92 responses

  1. Wonderful images! Best wishes!

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    May 24, 2012 at 12:27

  2. What a beautiful post – both the words and the pictures!!

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    May 24, 2012 at 12:32

  3. sandy

    These almost look like fall skies. We had lots of dark clouds yesterday, and rain off and on, but I did not see a rainbow anywhere.

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    May 24, 2012 at 12:45

  4. cocomino

    The cloud is really awesome although the rainbow doesn’t appear

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    May 24, 2012 at 13:00

  5. I love silvery clouds and stormy skies
    so much drama, like the sky is putting on a show

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    May 24, 2012 at 13:16

  6. You found the silver lining, as you always do, even if you didn’t find any rainbows!

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    May 24, 2012 at 13:17

  7. silver skies are SO pretty … Not a rainbow but stormy skies have a beauty of their own.

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    May 24, 2012 at 13:19

  8. jbcuvelier

    Very wise and true, Fiona! Look at those clouds!!

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    May 24, 2012 at 13:27

  9. Don

    Very clever and wise.

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    May 24, 2012 at 13:34

  10. glimpseintomidlife

    I love the colors of the first photo. So different from the rest.

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    May 24, 2012 at 13:51

    • Yes, the flower was in the direct sunshine and looked so very beautiful.. almost like a rainbow with petals…

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      May 24, 2012 at 14:56

  11. Nancy

    Love the message and of course, the images.

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    May 24, 2012 at 14:24

  12. Lady Fi,
    You are “SO” much more than your blog.

    You are a teacher. Love. Xxxx

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    May 24, 2012 at 14:59

  13. Pat

    Beautiful images and a good message!

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    May 24, 2012 at 15:28

  14. Such great advice beautifully illustrated — I kind of want to frame the whole post, but instead I think I’ll just remember it.

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    May 24, 2012 at 15:30

  15. Beautiful dramatic photos.

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    May 24, 2012 at 15:46

  16. Jeevan

    Very well said and i enjoyed the first shot on tulip, worn to pearl drops! 🙂
    Lovely

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    May 24, 2012 at 15:56

  17. Your photos are absolutely stunning. I can’t pick out a favorite — they are all beautiful. Your message is also very valuable for each of us to keep in mind.

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    May 24, 2012 at 16:10

  18. so much texture in those clouds and layers…very cool capture….the first one thought is bright and elegant and simply beautiful…

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    May 24, 2012 at 16:19

  19. Wonderful pictures with such dazzling colors of the flower, I love the light of these clouds, great shots. Greetings.

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    May 24, 2012 at 16:43

  20. What a beautiful post! Thank you!

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    May 24, 2012 at 16:56

  21. Exquisite flower and color, dramatic, awesome skies and such wise words, Fiona — ones we all need to remember! Have a beautiful weekend!

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    May 24, 2012 at 17:06

  22. TexWisGirl

    just gorgeous! i don’t think you could ever miss the beauty around you. 🙂

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    May 24, 2012 at 17:06

  23. How beautiful these are, especially the second one.
    We’ve had lots of rain this week, but unfortunately no rainbows. 😦

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    May 24, 2012 at 17:29

  24. I don’t even need rainbows when I can read and look at these stunning images! Really beautiful!

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    May 24, 2012 at 18:34

  25. Pretty flower, love the dramatic skies and the sun rays. You have a way of noticing all the beauty around you and capturing it well.

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    May 24, 2012 at 18:39

  26. Bob

    Beautiful storm clouds, and writing.

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    May 24, 2012 at 18:44

  27. Beautiful!!!

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    May 24, 2012 at 18:45

  28. Great ‘after-the-storm’ pictures… Love the one showing the sunbeams… awesome!!!!! That tulip definitely could be called a ‘rainbow’ don’t you think?????

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    May 24, 2012 at 19:05

  29. How right your are.
    Looking for one thing you could so easily miss all the rest.

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    May 24, 2012 at 19:08

  30. JM

    Dramatic skies and great splash of colour on top.

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    May 24, 2012 at 19:19

  31. You found so many different beautiful sights to photograph while looking for rainbows. I like it when the unexpected beauty is discovered while looking for something else. Great post!

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    May 24, 2012 at 20:25

  32. imac

    Scenes of pure Nature

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    May 24, 2012 at 22:06

  33. It’s raining here, Lady Fi. Come on down! 🙂

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    May 25, 2012 at 00:26

  34. amen! Yes, brilliant!

    Friendly Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

    >

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    May 25, 2012 at 00:38

  35. Your clouds and rain are wonderful, your flower is divine.

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    May 25, 2012 at 00:57

  36. Storms are so energizing. I love that last photo as the clouds seem to weigh down on the buildings.

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    May 25, 2012 at 01:17

  37. Perfectly written….and beautifully illustrated.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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    May 25, 2012 at 03:25

  38. It takes rain for the rainbow!

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    May 25, 2012 at 04:12

  39. You are so right … there is beauty in the storms as well!

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    May 25, 2012 at 04:47

  40. So true. There’s nothing like the drama of a storm and watching the clouds break up afterwards.

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    May 25, 2012 at 04:59

  41. beautiful captures … !

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    May 25, 2012 at 05:30

  42. I love the moral of your story (and your photography!!)

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    May 25, 2012 at 05:35

  43. Cleverly put. Don’t get too caught up in looking for the rainbows – they don’t come too often. I like the moral of the story that kind of woke me from a long period of frustration. I’m gonna relook at my situation a bit now.

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    May 25, 2012 at 05:39

    • Thank you. So glad you seem to want to go in a different direction now… And very humbled that my words may have helped.

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      May 25, 2012 at 05:45

  44. Beautiful sky shots!

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    May 25, 2012 at 05:49

  45. beautiful photos and what a great lesson/reminder!

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    May 25, 2012 at 05:50

  46. I love the images and the captions… so simple and so right on. 😀

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    May 25, 2012 at 05:50

  47. I like those words,looks like the storm or a bad patch in our life is still beautiful after all.

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    May 25, 2012 at 06:16

  48. Beautiful shot.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs

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    May 25, 2012 at 06:54

  49. Glorious skies and the tulip is gorgeous.

    Dusk

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    May 25, 2012 at 07:03

  50. Such spectacular skies. Thank you. And I loved the tulip as well.

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    May 25, 2012 at 07:56

  51. Wisdom indeed! Beautiful photos.

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    May 25, 2012 at 09:04

  52. Brilliant.

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    May 25, 2012 at 09:47

  53. So much beauty!!! Love it!

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    May 25, 2012 at 10:37

  54. Gorgeous shots, Lady Fi! Lovely words and message. Thanks for sharing, happy skywatching!

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    May 25, 2012 at 11:12

  55. Clouds of any variety make great photos Fi, your storm pics included – Dave

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    May 25, 2012 at 11:20

  56. Beautiful series, and very close to rainbows!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    May 25, 2012 at 12:37

  57. Deliciously moody skies and I love the tulip as well.

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    May 25, 2012 at 14:01

  58. Beautiful those dramatic skies, and I love the one with the sun rays.
    Have a great weekend.

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    May 25, 2012 at 15:05

  59. lovely scenes, gorgeous captures!

    have a beautiful weekend!

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    May 25, 2012 at 15:43

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  61. Very clever post. You were lucky to find so many aha moments. Thanks for making my day.
    Joyce M

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    May 25, 2012 at 18:25

  62. Oh, I love clouds and the wonderful varying shapes and colors. Yay!

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    May 25, 2012 at 20:54

  63. Toppenbilder! Lovely shoots of our unexpected wheather

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    May 25, 2012 at 21:48

  64. great post and so true.

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    May 25, 2012 at 23:57

  65. Gorgeous!
    After the silver lining, came the golden sun ray!

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    May 26, 2012 at 00:17

  66. Al

    I love storms, and these are lovely photos of one.

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    May 26, 2012 at 01:00

  67. onceupona

    Lovely post, great pics (as always)! Reminds me of Robert Frost’s quote: A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body – the wishbone.” Too busy looking for what is not there and you miss the beauty in front of you. -Danette

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    May 26, 2012 at 02:45

  68. Very true!

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    May 26, 2012 at 02:55

  69. I know I’ve already visited and commented on this post — but this time, I had my earphones on listening to a radio program … so I kind of forgot myself for a few minutes and just sat here watching your wonderful header slideshow. Until I remembered that I was sitting here because I wanted to catch up on my blog reading. So thought this would be a good opportunity to tell you how much I love that header slideshow!

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    May 26, 2012 at 03:01

  70. they’re all spectacular photos, but I could stare at that last one forever. happy weekend to you Fiona.

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    May 26, 2012 at 04:28

  71. indrani

    Fantastic captures. The bud is most stunning!

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    May 26, 2012 at 05:43

  72. What a splendid set of pictures – the cloudscapes are great.

    Stewart M

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    May 26, 2012 at 08:48

  73. Heart felt happiness the moment I saw the lovely flower and colors. Thanks for sharing.

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    May 26, 2012 at 09:52

  74. Words of wisdom, and awesome photos. I love that last one!!!

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    May 26, 2012 at 13:34

  75. I love your tulip shot.

    My Sky Shot, please come and see. Have a great weekend.

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    May 26, 2012 at 18:31

  76. quite gorgeous!

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    May 26, 2012 at 22:21

  77. So true.

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    May 27, 2012 at 07:44

  78. very dramatic photos especially the last one – quiet but dramatic. hello, lady fi! 😉

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    May 27, 2012 at 11:52

  79. beautiful skies and stunning tulip, very nice photos

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    May 27, 2012 at 22:44

  80. Wonderful shots, LadyFi. That first shot is simply stunning. 🙂

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    May 28, 2012 at 00:19

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  82. From three weeks, sun and rain are playing hide and seek in NYC. I wish you were there to capture the skies. Love the shots!

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    May 28, 2012 at 17:05

  83. Very dramatic skies make for wonderful photos.

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    May 28, 2012 at 22:26

  84. Wow…great photos..and yes, you don’t have to have rainbows to see beauty! The sun rays in your one photo is outstanding!

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    May 31, 2012 at 05:57

  85. Gorgeous!!

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    May 31, 2012 at 10:04

  86. awesomeee

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    June 1, 2012 at 08:32

  87. so much BEAUTY!
    thanks for sharing your always stunning images.

    have nice weekend!
    xx

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    June 1, 2012 at 22:18

  88. That pic of the storm rolling in reminds me of springtime in Texas….. so lovely!

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    June 2, 2012 at 09:22

  89. A good lesson. Beautiful images, one and all.. and you’ll just find a rainbow some other day. 🙂

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    June 5, 2012 at 04:19

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    October 28, 2012 at 20:43

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