Pot of gold

rainbow&canola

06.30.14  As we drove home last evening along the top of the lake, we talked about the rain and how, maybe, our rain totals have even exceeded Portland or Seattle this soggy month.  I had my camera with me because I knew the slants of sunshine, between the showers, would be spectacular on the canola fields we pass by, if I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.

And, then, OMG, there was the full and complete rainbow, arching over and down into the brilliant yellow canola fields.  I was truly in the right place, at the right time, just as I was beginning to question if this was really the right place after all.

This morning’s NOAA weather report reads, “The first true heat wave of 2014 will take hold over the northern Rockies on Tuesday.”  When I emailed it to Sarah this morning, my fellow weather aficionado, she pointed out that unlike heat wave warnings in DC, ours begins with, “Snow melt runoff can cool the body 25 times faster than air, often resulting in hypothermia despite hot air temperatures.”  Even so, I think it was Harriet Beecher Stowe who said, “Never give up, for that is the place and time the tide will turn.”

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