Friday, March 12, 2010

Escapes and Study of a Rainbow

We've been doing a few escapes this winter, not too far, not too close. A little out-of-state, some just to the coast, others to that wonderful soaking pool at Edgefield.

I awoke at the coast recently, looked out the window, and this is what I saw.
rainbow at the Oregon coast
What a moment. I love going to the coast. I used to love going to the beach—that's what we called it in California.

The Oregon coast is different but still wonderful in its own way. I've never swum in its waters, nor bodysurfed its waves, nor had my breath taken away from the infux of heat from the sun while sunbathing.

But I have laughed so hard I've cried upon seeing my dog run with wild abandon down the huge swath of coastline. And I have put my head down to brave its horizontal rain. I've watched squalls roll in and the sky turn dark, and have picked agate from its sandy shores. And now I can say I've seen a rainbow out at sea.

4 comments:

A Lewis said...

Is it wrong or weird to think that a winter ocean scene is far superior to a summer one?

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Lelo~~ What are the chances of that? And it looks like the rainbow is mirrored by the shiny sand. Outstanding photo!

breathingmoss said...

Ahhh, yes. Breathtaking! My love for the Oregon coast is deep and long-term. I think we're in it for the long haul.

Lisa said...

I adore the wild coast we have in the Pacific Northwest. Where else could you capture such a splendid rainbow? There must be some special luck attached to an image like that at this time of year.