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In Search of a Rainbow Millionaire

Updated on April 22, 2015

A Rainbow From Beginning to End

Nature's Serendipity

The scope of the weather changed into a cloudy day, and fit in with my mood of not wanting to focus on anything anyway. For usually at this time of night I am already in the computer room trying to write. So thank you for the cloudy day slump. That way I was in the right room at the right time to participate in this magnificent display of nature.

Thank you that I was watching TV in the den with my family. The wind had picked up, so I stayed in this room watching old movies. I could tell that sun was trying to set by the glow on the trees. I thought I had heard it rain a little bit, I couldn't tell if it was just the breeze blowing the rain in the trees. Then I could hear the rain pitter patter on the porch.

Time for a walk for sure. I so love watching and taking pictures of storms. As soon as I stood up I saw the hints of the rainbow. I put on my shoes and coat and hat faster than I ever have before. Only tiny sprinkles of rain on the car now, so yes, perfect time to go out now that the rain had slowed to a drizzle.

With all these beautiful sunset views I was running back and forth taking pictures. I never saw a more dramatic rainbow than this one in the field of trees. It was quite amazing really, but nature usually is. Especially when she catches us by surprise.

Now I am glad. Serendipity is always with me. When I pay attention, when I open my eyes to see. I will hold onto this memory as a million dollar experience, for it does hold tremendous value, something we so seldom see around here in the trees, such a rainbow, full of promise.

A promise after every heavy rain shower the sun comes out and a rainbow forms somewhere.

A promise of a new day dawning, no matter what it was like the day before.

A promise that this rainbow will not just sit there waiting for us, it will pass on through the horizon. It is up to me to run out and capture the memory of it, open my heart up to the glory of it.

Blue and Gold, Purple, Red, Orange, Green

Promises to Keep

Capturing the Moment
Capturing the Moment | Source
Where Everything Is Possible
Where Everything Is Possible | Source

Millionaire Joy

That is what I love about nature photography, being able to relive that special moment we serendiptiously caught on camera, in the right moment. It is a gratifying feeling so very hard to explain. Photos do the talking.

I saw 3 lines of purple, I don't think this camera caught the vivid vividness of such a close, full color rainbow. But ice certainly did, thank you, thank you. I am still amazed. The splendor of it, the magic of it. The passion of the red, orange, blue and gold.

Blue and yellow stood out so proud as the sun shifted into its setting position. Part of me is calling, please don't go to the rainbow, the other part of me is running to and fro to get another beautiful angle. I know it must go, don't want it to.

Thankful for the Mystery

Captured Rainbow

Thank you for the beautiful rainbow. I haven't ever seen one brighter. This is the closest I can remember being to such a beautiful rainbow in all my life. Thank you for waking me up in time, for getting my coat and shoes on fast enough, for knowing where my camera was.

It is beautiful to be out here, taking all these pictures. Thank you that I had updated my camera for fresh photos, full batteries, ready to grab and run. Thank you for all the wonderful views I got, right in front of me!

Lighting will no longer be just right. Sending us now a faded memory. Then as quickly as I thought it, the final pink glow out the window, then suddenly, it was a faded memory.

Thankfully, I have these wonderful pictures to remember it by. As I turned to disappointment, it all disappeared and faded so fast the golden clouds beckoned me to walk to the West. I had wanted to walk tonight anyway now I know why, and I am glad I did.

I love to look up into the sky. I continued my walk down the country road, remembering the days when I lived close enough to drive down to the beach on nights like this. The watching it is hard for words to express as the rest of the setting sun goes over the water.

Finding Rainbows

There IS a Pot of Gold!

Oh to be a bird and fly, up into the trees so high,
Oh to be a bird and fly, up into the trees so high, | Source
seeing this rainbow filling up the sky,
seeing this rainbow filling up the sky, | Source
Oh to be a bird and sing it from the treetops, it is beautiful tweet, tweet, come on by.
Oh to be a bird and sing it from the treetops, it is beautiful tweet, tweet, come on by. | Source

Silver, Blue and Gold Tells The Story

© 2013 Maree Michael Martin

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      Audrey Hunt 8 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      I loved living in Hawaii and one reason is for the amazing rainbows. Some days there would be double rainbows and on occasion even triple.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      And miles to go before I sleep.

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Every time, every single time, a rainbow crosses the sky I am in awe. Not one ever makes me feel anything but humble. Such beauty unrivaled by anything we can create.

      And so lucky are we that we can freeze them for a bit on our cameras and in our minds.

      Thank you for sharing this with us.

      Angels are on the way and many blessings for a happy New Year ps

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama


      Awesome hub as well as writing. Loved it. Your profile page does not have a Fan Mail slot, so with your permission, I want to leave your Thank You note from me for you following me here . . .

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      Always feel free to write me about anything you want with total-confidence. I am always up for new ideas in hub-writing, healthy criticism, and good input on how I can make my hubs better.


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      VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Beautiful photos and words! Nature can be a source of wonder and richness.

      Thank you for your comments in my hub by the way. :)

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      Maree Michael Martin 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Thanks for the affirmations and blessings.

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Great memories, beautiful rainbows, Awesome hub, God bless.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Well Ruby I love you life affirming writing and yes I've caught some rainbows in my time here at the lake (living 100 feet away really helps)

      and full moons and sunrises and shooting stars - yes I am a millionaire indeed and I have hardly any money in the bank - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 12:09am - windy tonight with rain, just a few days ago there was no wind but a lot of snow - that's Canadian winter for you

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      Maree Michael Martin 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Yes, Christy rainbows are awesome. Glad you liked the pictures. It is fun to take our cameras with us everywhere.

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love when I see a rainbow, and your photos are so pretty! I take my camera on walks sometimes - you just never know what you will see

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      Maree Michael Martin 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      SeaFarer Mama, thanks for stopping by!

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      Karen A Szklany 4 years ago from New England

      Beautiful hub about rainbows, Ruby. Thank you for sharing your experiences and the links to ideas. :0)

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      Maree Michael Martin 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Thank you aviannovice and Renold for your beautiful comments. Yes, very grateful for memories like this, capturing it on film like this, so exciting.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      To capture a beautiful view such as this can remain in the mind's eye forever. Memories, you have to love them.

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      Reynold Jay 4 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Try'n to catch a rainbow...not an easy task. Up and beautiful