Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Rainbows Follow the Rain



Rain and storms of all sorts in Smalltownland yesterday afternoon.  Including lightening strikes on our historic main street and flash flooding throughout our county.  Though scary and inconvenient, this weather is nothing compared the the high heat in the western parts of our country and the terrible loss of the nineteen firefighters.  

"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."  

Aristotle Onassis 

39 comments:

  1. We had one the other day but it was not this nice. Our sky behind the rainbow was very dark, threatening.

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  2. Nice rainbow- I wish it would rain here...it's been a few weeks. So sad about the firefighter.

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  3. The rainbow is beautiul.

    Yes the loss of the 19 firefighters certainly is tragic!

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  4. Beautiful image!
    So very sad about the firefighters .....

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  5. Nice catch. The loss of the firefighters is so tragic.

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  6. Morning Michelle, oh something so magical about a rainbow, great picture, so pretty....Summer Blessings Francine.

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  7. remembering these brave people who gave their lives and sending caring thoughts to their families and friends

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  8. Rainbows are such a blessing after a storm. A lovely capture Michelle. :)

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  9. I think your part of KY has gotten more rain than us here in the mid-section -- although we have had lots of rain around here, we have not seen flooding. Tragedies, as a result of weather, seem to be happening across the country on a regular basis. I'm a climate control advocate -- uncontrolled emissions seem to be a contributor to storms and drought. Like your rainbow and quote -- barbara

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  10. Be thankful for the rain. 19 lives lost is truly tragic!

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  11. Beautiful photo and rainbow after the storm! What a tragic loss of the 19 firefighters.

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  12. sounds like you guys are having a rough time out there. Hang on in there and remember "It cant rain all the time"
    Our thoughts are with the families of those 19 firemen.

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  13. beautiful photo and sentiments...sad....

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  14. As a girl who lived mostly in an island or in NC, this weather in the Midwest is killing me. I am not used to all the thunderstorms and tornado watches and warnings. So sad about the firefighters. Very tragic.

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  15. Thunderstorms here yesterday too, with some hail as well. Praying for those families of the firefighters.

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  16. The loss of all those fire fighters is unbelievable and so sad. I wish the west could get some rain and lots of it to put out all the fires.

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  17. What a sad loss, I hope your weather get better soon. By the way, great picture: I never got a rainbow straight until now...

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  18. sorry about the scary storms, but that's a lovely photo full of green and hope. :)

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  19. This is a poignant post. Weather can be very scary in its most formidable form. The tragic news of all those firefighters was felt with great sadness and shock. All experienced in their field and yet powerless against that dreadful fire out there. My heart goes out to their families and friends, and it reminds me to be forever thankful to those who protect us at home and abroad.

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  20. Wild weather all the way around. I am so sad for the families of the lost firefighters.. hard to understand how that happened. Enjoy yur summer.

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  21. I know... that was so sad to hear!

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  22. Wow! I haven't heard the name Aristotle Onassis in quite a long time!

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  23. Mother Nature's power and mother Nature's beauty...

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  24. Beautiful photo.
    This week's news has been so heartbreaking.

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  25. I saw the photo of the firefighters
    Tragic

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  26. Oh such beauty in rainbows. It was such a sad thing to hear in the news, we are so lucky that it is just raining here I think. B

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  27. A lovely photo, and beautiful reflection.

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  28. This is truly a beautiful rainbow way beyond the grassy knoll. What a tragic loss for so many!! Hard to understand!

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  29. Beautiful rainbow after your terrible weather! Hope it settles down there soon. So terrible about the young firefighters. My heart aches for their families. We should always appreciate and recognize the heroism of these men who put their lives on the line to protect and defend us. xo

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  30. My heart and prayers go out to the families of the fire fighters who lost their lives. It is a sad day indeed. Even in the darkest hour there is light just beyond the horizon.

    The rains have arrived here in North Florida too. We are expecting heavy storms (sigh).

    Happy 4th of July.

    Velva

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  31. Your photo today is wonderful. Michelle. I should be printed and framed.

    Yes, the tragic loss of life of the Prescott firefighters is so terribly sad.

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  32. What a beautiful picture!It looks so pretty and green there. It was a terrible tragedy in AZ...we always worry this time of year about fires in the area...its so dry here this time of year...cooling down a bit though. Have a great evening!!

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  33. Things like the HotShot tragedy certainly puts things into perspective. Lovely photo.

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  34. The weather seems to be off this year. So sad for the families of the brave firefighters that were lost.

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  35. Too much rain here in SW Va but no flooding, just mud and muck. I will have a second cutting if it stops raining.

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  36. HI Michelle This is a lovely capture of this Rainbow in this setting. Margaret

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