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Photo Friday: Natural Light

February 11, 2013 – Day 570

The picture below is my response to the Photo Friday challenge of “natural light“.

In February of this year, the family made a trek out to Iguazu Falls (as mentioned before here and here), a stunning natural wonder of falling water that straddles the border of Brazil and Argentina.

As this week’s challenge is all about natural light, please allow me to show you what happens when sunlight interacts with droplets of water.

Why are there so many songs about these arcs?

Why are there so many songs about these arcs?

As you can see from some previous postings (like here and here), I’m a sucker for arcs of color.


Travel Theme: Liquid

Day 358 – July 14, 2012

This post will finish up my trilogy of posts (here and here) dealing with my July 2012 visit to the capital city of the United States of America.

The website “Where’s My Backpack?” has the weekly photographic challenge theme of liquid. I have no pictures of standing water, rushing rivers, or majestic falls, but I do have this snap.

At the end of the challenge, the creator of “Where’s My Backpack?” has the following quote by English writer G.K. Chesterton

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.

In that colorful vein, I give you the following rainbow spanning the Potomac River…

Rainbow over the Potomac River

Rainbow, river, and Jefferson Memorial

I’ll come back to my Peruvian locale in my next posts.

Rainbow (Not So) Bright

Day 199 – February 6, 2012

For only the second time since arriving on the shores of Lima (okay, technically it was the “tarmac of Lima“, but that phrase has absolutely no ring to it), it rained.

Yes, actual droplets of water fell from the sky and landed helter-skelter atop the ground to lend its moisture to the desert upon which the City of Kings sits. The city’s dusty mountains, crazy drivers, and street performers all stood (I imagine) in awe at a true rarity of Nature in Lima.

Even Bert was able to enjoy the “deluge”.

As rare as the rain was, what it also produced may be more of a rarity down here.

While I’m sure rainbows are quite common wherever you are reading this (unless you’re in Peru also), I’m fathoming that this optical phenomenon is not often seen here. So, from our house, this is what we saw…

Rainbow over La Molina, Peru

Yes, you see it there in the upper left corner, don't you. It's...

Picture of rainbow over Lima, Peru

...a double rainbow (seriously, look closely) !

Picture of rainbow in Peru

Apparently there is a pot of gold of my neighbor's roof

And with that ROYGBIV vision in mind, I can only wonder at what tomorrow, Day 200 in our Peruvian adventure, will bring.