Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pouring rain to rainbow - Skywatch Friday

The resident neighborhood osprey sitting on my neighbor's dock in the pouring rain.

He usually sits on the sailboat mast but I guess he got tired of it rocking in the rain.

Now it's just a sprinkle and the sun was starting to come out. I got to thinking. If the sun's out on this side of the house and it's still raining on the other side, I should check to see if there's a rainbow somewhere.

I opened my front door and saw this. I grabbed my camera and took this and the one below in my driveway.

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  1. oh, the pouring rain shots looked like heaven!!! i'd be a drowned rat standing out it in here if it would only come! :)

  2. The poor osprey looks like he's having a bad hair day, but at least he's standing on something sturdy.
    Your rainbow shots are gorgeous! In your driveway, how wonderful.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. Beautiful rainbow! If you like the rain: come to the Netherlands!
    Best regards, Marion

  4. soooo incredibly exciting to see such beautiful creatures!!

    love the rainbow, it made me smile!!

  5. Nice rainbow! That osprey is so pathetic looking. I wonder why it choose to sit in the rain, rather than seeking cover.

  6. The osprey looks like a commanding presence, rain notwithstanding. Between that and the rainbow, it certainly looked like a day of wonderful surprises:)

  7. Wow a double rainbow, these is awesome. Happy weekend!


  8. I feel sorry for that poor Osprey perched there in the rain. But, they are still great photos and I love the rainbows. Happy skywatching!

  9. There just aren't too many things prettier than a rainbow--nice capture. Mickie :)