We were on the playground today, and children saw this beauty across the way. “It’s a rainbow!” It isn’t an arc, and it hasn’t rained, so it cannot be a rainbow. Mother Nature was smiling with colors and saying hello.
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That’s pretty! I think it’s called cloud iridescence.
I think you’re right, Deborah. The colors were quite strong.
I was going to add that – Deborah got there first. That’s a very strong (and beautiful) example!
Thank you, Dan!
“…smiling with colors and saying hello…”
I like that, Jennie.
Thank you, Laura. 🙂
How beautiful! 🌈
It really was. And the children were the first to notice. Thanks, Ritu. 😀
A non-rainbow rainbow is no less delightful to see. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
I think so, too. Best to you, Pete.
Mother must have been getting ready to celebrate the summer solstice. Lovely sky and super that the children noticed it.
She was in her glory for sure. Thank you, Bernadette.
Wow, what a marvelous photo catch, Jennie. I would doubtless have kicked myself for the rest of the week, because I missed it. I love the Mother Nature’s smile idea. Huge hugs!
Thanks, Teagan. I just knew it was a Mother Nature smile, full of color. So glad you liked it. 🙂
Wow! Jennie, this is wonderful and I’ve never seen anything like it! No wonder the children, and adults, we all in awe! Glorious and thank you for sharing!
I was just as amazed, Annika. Like you, I had never seen anything like this before. So glad you enjoyed this. 🙂
That is so pretty, Jennie.
Thank you, Robbie. 🙂
My son and I call them, Cosmic Clouds. He use to photo a lot of them in Michigan. Your children are very observant! Thanx for sharing
Thank you for letting me know. 🙂
I’m guessing that the moisture in the cloud is split into the colour spectrum? It looks amazing – thank you for sharing…
I think you’re right. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. So glad you enjoyed this!
Thank you so much for this beautiful post!
You are welcome! It’s a sight I’ve never seen before.
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This is a beautiful post from Jennie!
Thank you, Charles. Mother Nature at her best.
How pretty. Mother Nature at it again. 🙂
She is the best! 🙂
Thank you, John. I’ve never seen this before.
I have not either.
Oh, this is gorgeous! I got lost in it. Thank you for sharing, Jennie ❤️
A pleasure, Tina. I had never seen anything like this before. ❤️
It truly was!
Not only that, but there is that heavenly promise that what is bad will not last long!
Indeed there is, KC. 🙂
This was gorgeous, Jennie. I have called them “sun-bows” on my own blog. 🌈
I heard it happens with sun going through moisture and water particles reflecting (refracting) colors back.
I like that word, Robin. Sun-bows. I had never seen one before. Thank you. 🙂
beautiful sky. love it.
Wow! Its so beautiful! God just made beautiful creations for us to enjoy!
Indeed He did!