Beauty Comes and Goes

It had rained a bit over the weekend. I was on my way home about an hour before sunset. The rain stopped and the last of the daylight glistened across the sky. As I turned on to the final road before home, I noticed about six or seven cars pulled over to the side. I was confused about the roadside get together and drove past them. Then I realized what they were doing. On the horizon was a vibrant rainbow, a small chunk peeking through the clouds.


_mg_3219I drove further up the road from the other spectators and got a look at the rainbow through an old cemetery nearby, one of which I have photographed before. The rainbow seemed to appear from behind one of the headstones (perhaps a message from beyond the grave). It was difficult to make out the name on the stone so I will have to do some digging and figure out whose it is. At the time, I was trying to get as many pictures as I could before the sun disappeared, taking the rainbow with it. I scrambled with my camera, attaching the lens and getting the proper filter on in a flash. I snapped the image of the headstone and climbed up the hill to get a landscape shot. I got about six pictures and once again, my inability to charge my battery after every use had gotten the best of me. My camera died. D@mn! At least I am lucky enough to live in the age of smartphones. I snapped the remaining images with my phone.


As the sun was setting, the rainbow grew and grew right before my eyes. It started as a small piece behind a cloud and grew into a giant arch across the sky. I also happened to get a shot that revealed a second rainbow. It was amazing to witness and was over as quickly as it began. Lucky me, I was there to get some pictures.

Were you somewhere over the rainbow? Possibly one of the other spectators on the side of the road? Leave a comment below and share your story. Thanks for reading!

Until next time,

“She’s like a rainbow coming, colors in the air.”

In the distance, the Saratoga Monument

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6 responses to “Beauty Comes and Goes”

  1. Laurie Avatar

    Awesome picture of the rainbow with the sun illuminating the tops of the colorful foliage. A wondrous picture from the cemetery, just in time for Halloween.

    1. Free Spirit Meg Avatar
      Free Spirit Meg

      Thank you! I thought the cemetery was a good idea too for the time of year it is! I really like getting pictures there. There is something about it that always makes for a good photo! 👻⚰🎃

  2. Peaceful woman Avatar
    Peaceful woman

    Absolutely monumental!!! What a present from heaven!!! Not only did you get to witness such a spectacular sight, you also were able to absorb some of the magic from the other people who took the time to stop and be a part of our “all for one, and one for all.” That is some MIGHTY POWERFUL energy. Use it wisely. Remember, this is the time of year when the “veil” so to speak, separating us from the “other side” is at its thinnest. Ask your questions, anything, and be prepared for your visits and answers!!! Soak up the joy and love!!! 😇😇😇😇😇😇😇

    1. Free Spirit Meg Avatar
      Free Spirit Meg

      Thank you! It was a wonderful way to end the day! Even though I live more “in town” than I ever have, nature’s beauty is always staying close to me! It’s impossible to ignore! I am open to everything mother earth lays before me! 🌈🌠🌘🌄🏞

  3. ERIEGIRL Avatar

    WOW!!!! Absolutely Magical!!🌈

    1. Free Spirit Meg Avatar
      Free Spirit Meg

      Thank you! It really was! I’ve seen so many this year, I’ve been spoiled! ❤💛💚💙💜

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