A rainbow, according to the Merriam Webster online dictionary, “is an arc or circle that exhibits in concentric bands the colors of the spectrum and that is formed opposite the sun by the refraction and reflection of the sun’s rays in raindrops, spray, or mist.
This is a (panoramic shot from my iPhone ergo slightly distorted) rainbow:
It showed itself this past week and held me in the moment for more than a few moments.
It is also a perfect representative of the hydrologic cycle, which is the cycling of water throughout our world.
Cool fact: there is as much water in the world today as there was billions of years ago. The difference is the type: fresh, saline, ice, vapor . . .. Water is continually transforming itself, and sometimes it refracts and reflects the sun’s rays.
What’s water got to do with energy and things climate? We hear all the time about the need to draw down carbon. But less about the fact that we have a lot of water in the air, and not in the earth. We need to start drawing down water, too. How?
More to be learned and to share in the next weeks, which are busy. It must be summer. Or maybe just my usual distraction on steroids? In any case, I hope you will take this moment, as I have and did, to breathe and admire Mother Nature’s passion and beauty. Preferably outside, not staring at a computer screen!
This is what the sun was doing to the west when the rainbow shone to the east.