We have been experiencing a LOT of wet weather in my pocket of the world but the last week has seen some spectacular autumnal features shining through. Clear blue skies accompanied by a crisp nip in the air - it has been truly glorious....for the most part.
Yesterday for example, Captain V and I were taking our daily sunset walk with the Frankendog when an odd drumming noise interrupted our chat. We turned to each other with a look of bemusement on our faces, and then suddenly it dawned...."Run!". Yep you guessed it we each arrived home drenched but laughing as Mother Nature giggled, presenting us with a glorious sunset sky after her splat of heavy rain.
This morning I'd just seen everyone off for their various activities and was returning home from my morning walk when I lifted my eyes to be greeted with this....what a treat!
Fortunately I had my camera with me and the sharp eyed amongst you may even be able to pick out some sneaky raindrops on the lens.
This was a rainbow with a very special hum. Wanting to get a different angle and knowing how quickly these gifts can fizzle out, I scooted to our upstairs verandah to get a different perspective.
This monster rainbow was fairly bedazzling me with glorious colour and illumination & I was beside myself.
Then THE MOST AMAZING thing happened.
A second rainbow appeared above the first. I was literally struck dumb.
But then, oh wow, I can hardly believe this myself, I looked down and could actually see where the first rainbow hit land, and it was in our yard! Let me say that again for those of you who may have skimmed it...
THE RAINBOW'S END WAS IN OUR FRONT YARD!
Now I'm not going to get all Judy Garland on you but truly, how many times would you expect to experience something like this in a lifetime? Many of you will know the line about the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and the logo for our Lottery is a rainbow, so I was fairly annoyed that my car was out of action and I had no way to scoot into town to buy a ticket.
I must say that I was wondering if the whole adage of "be careful what you wish for" could be true though because I've been writing the following phrase a lot lately...
"If the Lotto Gods decide to pay me a visit then....."
....well maybe this was the sign that they had stopped by and I wasn't prepared! Or maybe I should put in a ticket for tomorrow night's draw? Either way I know that I've been given a truly special gift already.
Oh yes, here's the evidence. You will have to look closely, follow the really bright rainbow right down into my driveway garden. I guess that the saying 'you can't have rainbows without rain' really is true and and that sometimes we are in the right place at the right time to receive the most glorious gifts of serendipity.
I felt truly blessed and was on quite a high for some time afterwards (in fact some of you received very excited emails so great was my need to share) & hope that you enjoyed seeing these treasures too.
For more wonderful stories of gratitude please be sure to click this link to meet my uber-cool and very clever friend Maxabella at her place where she's gathering the gratitude today.
And if you're looking for some more photos of nature at its best in the form of the ocean around Sydney, and would like to be privy to a secret that only the locals know, be sure to take Chantal's 'Six Senses' tour here.
Happy weekend dear friend, I hope that your eyes are open to the serendipity!
May 1st - A little postscript - I didn't get to put in my Lotto ticket but Captain V did and had a couple of small wins. I did get to do a rather large piece of work which was very well received by the client and which may lead to more work so I guess the pot of gold was found at the end of the rainbow!
I'm linking this post in with Laura's 'Post of the Month' club. Click on the button to find more treasures and to play along. Happy days!