Tuesday, April 21, 2009

a pot of gold, but not from my irish friend

Imagine my surprise while I was knee-deep in mouse droppings at the farmhouse getting the piles and piles of junk priced for a yardsale, only to walk outside with a bag of trash to see this.

If you look closely in the second photo, you can see it was actually a double rainbow.

Unfortunately, I only had my point-and-shoot with me, but I managed to make Scarlet jealous because she was with her kids at Wal-Mart when they saw this rainbow and she had nothing to document it with. Noah was so excited about the rainbow, she said. Given his name, I think it's fitting that he gets excited about rainbows, what do you think?

I think this is the first time I've ever seen a complete rainbow (the entire arch across the landscape) and it was so brilliant. I did feel fortunate to see it, although there was no pot of gold, only piles of trash, chipped dishes, gross furniture, and a ton of naked Barbies at the end of my rainbow. So, I commenced the cleaning effort.

Sorry, I felt compelled to mention the piles of naked Barbies, but I seriously must have unearthed 150 naked Barbies from the wreckage of the farmhouse. I did not know there were 150 different Barbies, but now that I've quoted a number, I'm going to count them tonight, just to prove it to you.

Oh, and if you noticed in the first photo, that's our tractor in the field. The first day we had it, Dad was clearing out the bottom-land and ran over a metal stake that was partially buried. So, I guess we're not off to a rousing start at this farming thing, huh?

Lastly, my Irish friend from the last post. Well, I'm not ready to tell you about it entirely, but here's a clue if you're interested.

I'll be back tomorrow with the full story.


lisa truesdell said...

now i'm very intrigued.. a s oliver jeffers is one of my fave illustrators! love the rainbow photo. =)

*reyanna* said...

Ohmigoodness, I'm so glad you got this photo! I have seen a full rainbow... just once or twice, and one of the times was a double rainbow too... in Colorado... over a meadow. So beautiful. That photo you got is fantastic!

And yeah... I'm lost about the Irish guy... LOL.

p.s. We *do* have great taste in clothes! ;) LOL. Except... you pull off some stuff that I definitely could not! Lucky you!

Lisa said...

The rainbow was beautiful yesterday. I can't remember the last time I saw one and the colors on the one were SO vibrant. Then to see a double one!!! Great pics of them!

Barb said...

Beautiful pics, April. Can't wait to see how you use them!

I was hoping maybe your Irish friend was Bono and that a special concert had been scheduled for all SC subscribers. :)

nicole said...

hmmm...so, what IS the price tag on 150 naked barbies? double rainbows are good luck, so i hope you wished big today {perhaps for a merry maid to take care of the mouse droppings for you?}. good luck!

AllyW said...

That rainbow is fabulous! GREAT shot!

Kimberly said...

GORGEOUS rainbow shots...Loving reading all your fun updates with your new country living! :)))

Jenn said...

Stunning photos....I love rainbow photos!