Tag Archive | clouds

Fire and Rain

Fire Dancing

 

Tuesday night we went to a big Luau with dignitaries and professional Polynesian dancers (and of course food!)  We had a great evening, even if it was outdoors.  Much to everyone’s relief, the weather decided to cooperate and there was heavy cloud cover providing much needed relief from the summer sun.  As the evening went on and the dancers came out, they were performing at a little outdoor pavilion, and then they concluded the performance a little after dark with a fire dance.  I love the fire dances.  The problem came when that much appreciated cloud cover decided to start spewing lightning strikes during the fire dance.  Fortunately it waited until after they put out the final flame, and all of 10 seconds later it started pouring.  Great timing.

 

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Rainbows

Rainbow Colorado

We had some odd weather yesterday.  A short thunderstorm rolled through, heavy, but small.  Parts of the sky had thunderclouds, parts were clear.  We would hear thunder, then not get rain.  Across the street would.  Here’s the cool thing.  Driving around we saw multiple rainbows.  Not multiple layers of a rainbow – one on our right, then ten minutes later a small one behind us, etc.  Interesting effect.  It was like parts of  rainbows were jumping through the clouds.

I have always thought rainbows were one of the most beautiful gifts to us, and I never cease to wonder at the variety and diversity of options found in nature.