Thursday 14 February 2013

The rainbows are back

It's like sighting the first snowdrop

or the returning swifts

but trickier.

All elements have to be perfectly present

for the rainbows to appear.

Vigilance is all
because in a blink,
in the merest downward glance
to remove a lens cap,

they dissolve.


  1. What a delightful distraction... like chasing wisps. We have a while to wait before we get to see rainbows in earnest... sigh. ♥

  2. Beautiful, just beautiful.

    I must search for my prism.

  3. I will be watching for the rainbows in our house, today, too. Because we have SUN today!
    Lovely, magical photos.

  4. Now isn't that a sight to lift the heart? Well done for capturing them so well - it really isn't easy!

  5. Lovely!

    I don't know what's in the National Gallery but anything by Vermeer would get my vote.

  6. I love your rainbows, good job.
    You even took the time to make your rainbows word in color, nice touch.