"Somewhere Over Downtown Santa Maria"

2007
Jan
28

Things were getting me down. My get and and go was long gone. And the fact that I was in the only part of California where it was raining this weekend didn’t help. So, when the skies partially cleared, I took myself out for a drive. And after having acquired some Comfort Food from the In & Out Burger in Santa Maria, I turned around to go back. It was a little more than an hour before sundown, and this appeared in the Eastern sky:
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That’s right. A big honkin’ rainbow. I haven’t seen many rainbows in my life and this was the single biggest I’ve ever seen.
After stopping to take a couple pictures, I turned and saw… the other end of the rainbow!
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And yep, that’s a double. A full arc (although faded away in the middle; that’s why I didn’t notice the other end right away) with a double at the north end. Cool.
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Because of my lack of experience, rainbow-wise, I’m not used to thinking of them as positive omens. But that required very little interpretation to be a good sign.

2 Comments (so far) about

"Somewhere Over Downtown Santa Maria"

  1. M.B. Says:

    Wow! That one’s a good one! We see them all the time here… I think it has something to do with the mountains running north of us, or something… (no clue, really) Anytime that the sun comes out and it is still raining, I run outside – put the sun at my back and look for the rainbow! (

  2. Jacqueline Says:

    I was traveling from Carmel back home to Orange County and was lucky enough to experience the same rainbows. Never in my life had I ever seen a more beautiful, bigger then life rainbow.

    Everyone was pulling over to the side of the road to take photos. I also took many if you would like some of mine photos let me know. I decided to do a search on the internet to see if anyone else would post photos and found yours, thanks so much for sharing them. This was a memory I will never forget.
    jacqueline@jacquelineproperties.com

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