Friday, August 15, 2008

Rainbow


Rainbow

Last summer, I went to our house in La Union to have my vacation. Two days before I went back home, I (together with brother) went to the cemetery to visit daddy. It has been my little tradition to visit daddy's grave whenever I was there - just spending a few minutes to talk to him and catch up on things. It has just been over a year since he died, and although I am more than 50% okay with it, something deep inside me still grieves about his sudden death.

The cemetery was an open field, very few trees in the main grounds, so when the clouds started giving us some raindrops and lightning with thunder, brother and I started thinking if we will stay or not -- certainly, lightning loves striking in an open area, and we don't want to be hit by it. Our candles weren't melted all over (it was our personal tradition that whenever we visit daddy's grave, we would light a candle and talk to him until the candles are completely melted), so we stayed a few more minutes.

Across to where we were, we saw this wonderful rainbow (the third one I saw while I was there). It wasn't really clear, but of course, whether it's clear or not, rainbows really did give us this magical feeling. I had some shots picturing the whole rainbow, but the left part wasn't really clear, so I will just share this one.

The raindrops didn't continue. I was happy about that. Thanks for dropping by, happy weekends!

*** Jenn ***

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34 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a nice scene. I like it.

Nice photography.

Abraham

LingoVise Says... said...

Gorgeous capture... a loving tribute for your papa.

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Photo Cache said...

A happy picture. Thanks for sharing this one.

Deborah Godin said...

Yes, who doesn't feel special seeing a rainbow. I can see in your photo it's a faint double!

JumpBack! said...

I love rainbows. Lucky for us you had your camera handy.

Pretty Life Online said...

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Tammy said...

That is so pretty! Thanks for stopping by mine! :o)

imac said...

Beautiful Rainbow.

Craver Vii said...

So sorry to hear that your dad passed away, but it is beautiful to hear how much you loved him and honor his memory.

Yen said...

Beautiful,Jenn! That's a beautiful shot:)

People with Cameras said...

It's always great when you can capture a rainbow! Lovely :)

Angie said...

An excellent capture, there is something about seeing a rainbow that always makes you feel ggod, isn't there.

genny said...

Nice shot and cool too. Happy SWF!

Greyscale Territory said...

A rainbow is so hard to capture! This is simply a beautiful shot!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Great picture and story!

PJ said...

I haven't seen a rainbow for a long time. I was so happy to see this. Beautiful.

JeFf &NoVa said...

WOW that is awesome.. nature is really unpredictable, sometimes its crappy, sunny and sometimes its just romantic to see…

i do love rainbow...


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Kim said...

Beautiful shot, rainbows are just magnificent.

Babs (Beetle) said...

I bet that really spoke to you, seeing a rainbow at that time. Lovely photo.

Tommy V said...

nice catch

Dragonstar said...

You've made a lovely tradition, and it must have been so special seeing the rainbow just then.

Anu said...

Beautiful scene. The rainbow must have made your moments even more special.
Happy Skywatch Friday.
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Old Wom Tigley said...

I always like to see rainbows

Lara said...

beautiful rainbow! a wonderful photo!

AphotoAday said...

That's a very pretty rainbow... Great shot...

Lily Hydrangea said...

perfect for skywatch. I posted one last week on my blog, though it was over a major congested roadway. yours is so picturesque.

Raven said...

What a lovely spot to lay your father to rest. I'm sorry for your loss and glad that you were gifted with time to visit the grave and with this beautiful rainbow. Maybe your father sent it to let you know he loves you too.

Mayet said...

great shot!

Kahshe Cottager said...

What an incredible rainbow visit with your Dad!

tootie said...

Very pretty.

Torsdag said...

Sorry, I’m a little late because I was sailing this weekend.
So I stop by and say thank you for a nice SWF.

Gretchen said...

Great rainbow shot! They're hard to find and even harder to frame so nicely.

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