The colours of light

I haven’t seen as many rainbows here as I used to in NSW. 

Rain's on the way, but first, here's the pot of gold. If you look carefully, you can just see a faint second bow at the extreme left.

Rain’s on the way, but first, here’s the pot of gold. If you look carefully, you can just see a faint second bow at the extreme left.

It doesn’t rain as often, and when it does, the downpour is too heavy to allow that delicate filtering of light through water droplets which creates a rainbow. Although the sky and clouds are splendid up here, and the sunsets can be utterly breathtaking, I miss the sudden, fleeting and magical appearance of the bow of colour, sometimes double, like the one I captured in this photo.

So I thought I’d go out and find the rainbow for myself.

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA Pale orange Lollipop plant SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA Pale green euphorbia SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA Agapanthus Blue erigeron Lobelia Indigo salvia Violet petunia Violet tree

They were all photographed within a few kilometres of home. I can’t exactly duplicate the rainbow, because these beauties are solid, and not made of light – and also, spring in the tropics doesn’t seem to run much to colours in the blue/purple spectrum much.  Any amount of red, orange, yellow and the full range of pinks, but blues are rare at this time of year.  Also, we’ve just had a thunderstorm, and the jacarandas I was counting on for some of the bluey-purple images have had their flowers battered to the ground by the rain.  So please forgive a slightly skinny selection at the cooler end of the range. I can’t decide which I like best, one of the showy tropical ones, or the sweet, small, delicate ones.  On the whole though, I think the first image, the poinciana is my favourite.

What do you think?

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5 thoughts on “The colours of light

  1. WOW!!! The photos are AWESOME! Such great color!

  2. patwig says:

    What a lovely rainbow! We’re solidly into dreary December, 40-45 degrees, snow possible here and there, indeed there was some today. So nice to see the color and greenery, thank you!
    patwig

  3. Maggie says:

    You should scrapbook these! Beautiful!
    Maggie

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