Saturday, July 3, 2021

As the Storm Raged

Rainbow Amid the Storm
Elkridge, MD
June 30, 2021
Photo by Chris

 Violent thunderstorms have assaulted our region during the evening hours lately. They have brought winds ,rain, and even the threat of tornados to our generally placid area. 

The other evening Chris and I took up our positions on the porch to watch the fury and the power sweep through the area. We enjoy the lightning and the thunder. We especially love watching the lightning break across the sky in complex fractal patterns between the clouds sometimes striking the ground.

But then, in the middle of it all, a rainbow appeared. It was very faint at first, but grew in color and intensity. The rainbow occupied a calm in the middle of the storm. A patch of blue sky between the thunder cells. 

Chris adeptly captured the image and I have to admit, it came out much better than I though it would. The image captures the darkness around the rainbow--the calm amidst the storms.

Kind of like life--there is sometimes calm between the storms. We just need to recognize and pause to enjoy the opportunity that it provides. 

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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