Roses forum: Just call me Mariah Carey - a fat, tall, white Mariah Carey

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Jul 28, 2011 2:09 PM CST
I love rainbows. I really really do. They're so special to me because they're so rare. When I lived in NY, I saw them all the time because it rained all the time. But out here in the desert, you don't see them too often. In fact, I just bought some diffraction gratings that I'm going to tape to one of my window in my crafts room so I have rainbows all the time.

Anyways, back to this. My DH takes the train to work (for now.. he just got a new job much much much closer to home!) and so I pick him up at the lightrail station at night. And I went through a gentle storm last night on my way to get him. When I got to the train station, I was greeted by this, so I had to take a bunch of shots. I'm so lame... Whistling Whistling Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Some of the pictures are darker than others 'cuz I was tweeking with my camera to see if I could get clearer colored shots. None of these really show how vibrant the rainbow really was. I should get a camera just for weather shots.

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jul 28, 2011 7:09 PM CST
Wow -- you actually have WEATHER back there! Each summer it's always the same around here -- hot and still... no weather!

Love your photos!

Betty
Name: Gloria Levely
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glevely
Jul 29, 2011 4:41 AM CST
love rainbows too . I haven't seen one in a while ! very nice.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jul 29, 2011 11:45 PM CST

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In May, about 6 weeks after our moving in, we had quite a bit of rain and twice, the late afternoon sun poked through and gave us a beautiful rainbow right in the backyard. We could see it from the kitchen and family room. I went out and took these from the deck off the kitchen. I just loved how the sun made the trees glow! The rainbow was like a frame of the garden. Grandkids loved it too.

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P.S., don't get the Mariah Carey reference, but to each his (or her) own Toni!. LOL!
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Name: Val
Ohio (Zone 5b)
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Val
Jul 30, 2011 1:09 AM CST
Toni, you forgot to mention that it was a double rainbow. The second one is faint but it's there.

Sue, that does look like it's framing the trees. Pretty.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Jul 30, 2011 8:30 AM CST
Sue - Mariah Carey loves butterflies & rainbows.. everyone in the media makes fun of her because she likes rainbows so much. Smiling They all think it's too "girlish" or it's not dignified for a mature woman to like rainbows as much as she does. Hell, if I had a chance, I'd plaster Lisa Frank stuff all over my walls! And I don't see what's wrong with rainbows!
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Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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CindiKS
Jul 31, 2011 10:03 PM CST
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I love rainbows, too. I took that photo with my phone because I was afraid the rainbow would disappear by the time I ran into the house and found the camera. Sticking tongue out
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jul 31, 2011 10:36 PM CST
That's a dandy! Double too.
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Name: Cindi
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CindiKS
Jul 31, 2011 10:43 PM CST
If you look very very closely, you can see the almost full moon at the top of the pic. The flash blur was lightning. I was trying so hard to get a pic of lightning, the moon and the rainbow all at once, but it doesn't show up very well.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jul 31, 2011 10:49 PM CST
I can't find the moon.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jul 31, 2011 11:06 PM CST

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Me either.
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Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
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careyana
Jul 31, 2011 11:27 PM CST
I'll have to admire the rainbows from pictures too. I think you need rain to get those. Crying
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Aug 1, 2011 8:25 AM CST
ooh, I love that pic Cindi!!!

Carey - I'm right along with you. I'm in a bubble where it rains all around my neighborhood, but a flock of birdies would produce more moisture than what I get!!! :(
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Aug 1, 2011 1:42 PM CST
Don't tell me about dry...
Porkpal
Name: Gloria Levely
Sanford Mi. (Zone 5b)
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glevely
Aug 1, 2011 5:47 PM CST
gosh Toni the last time I prayed that you would get rain you showed us flood pics !!! But I will try again . we are supposed to get storms tomarrow so I mowed the ditch to night Grumbling if it dosent storm I'm going to be mad we need the rain too not as bad as you do but we do need some good luck Group hug
Gloria

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