Destinations Magazine

Smitten with Rainbows

By Gardenamateur

There's a Gary Larson cartoon I always think of when I hear the word 'Smite'. In the Larson cartoon God is watching on his computer screen some poor Shmuck walking down the street unaware that there's a grand piano hanging over his head – and God has his finger on the 'Smite' button, ready to zap a sinner (presumably, I'm sure he wouldn't smite losers just for his own amusement...).
All I can say about smiting and me is this: I hope if I do get smitten by the Good Lord, he uses a rainbow instead of a grand piano, as I am already smitten with rainbows and so a bit more smiting from above would actually be quite welcome. I've been noticed!
Pam and I have successfully finished our little spot of business up here in Newcastle and will be heading home to Sydney soon, but as we wandered back towards our apartment, we could see yet another shower coming in from the sea, and by the time we were up to the eighth floor, Pam rushed to her camera and took some lovely little rainbow photos. Alas, I was also there on the balcony to do another pan shot with commentary on my digital camera, folks.

Smitten with rainbows

Perhaps there's a pot of goldfish at the end of
this rainbow? As far as Pam is concerned,
this is the best rainbow she has seen – ever!

Smitten with rainbows

Such a gorgeously complete half-circle bow! The light 'inside'
the rainbow was a pale pinky yellowy gray blur, while on
 the outside all was much darker and looked full of rain.

Smitten with rainbows

You can see the double rainbow forming here;
the whole thing dwarfed the coastal settlement.

Pan shot time, folks, for the full size of this pretty bow in one take.
Thank you Newcastle, you've been quite spectacular this visit, we'll be back again sooner rather than later, I am sure.

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