June 24, 2011

The Rainbow Connection.

I have always loved the Kermit the Frog song "Rainbow Connection." When The Farmchildren were babies I used to sing it to them while they were going to sleep.

Rainbows have a magical, mythical quality to them.  I think it is something to do with how elusive and fleeting they can be.

On Tuesday this week I went to draw the curtains in our dining room before I turned on the heaters and lit the fire for the evening.  And look what I saw out the window.

Double Rainbow, South From Main Homestead


I quickly grabbed The Farmchildren and we ran outside to have a look.

Rainbow Hunters


This rainbow was a double one and we could see the whole arc.  I couldn't get a photo of the whole thing as it covered the entire southern half of the sky.  The Farmchildren were so excited and I had to spend a considerable amount of effort preventing Farmboy from hopping on his bike and heading off to look for the pot of gold.

It was a magical evening.

For those of you who want a little flash back - here's Kermit



Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are.

19 comments:

LPC said...

Oh I always just LOVED this song:).

cheryl said...

love rainbows - and love kermit!!
gorgeous capturing of the moment.
cheryl xox.

Fiona said...

I think everybody's albums include some much loved rainbow shots. I think they emphasise the wonder of nature.

Lisa said...

I love a rainbow too. One of my favourite books as a child was Grug and the rainbow. He kept chasing it but it kept moving away, so he built his own. It was so sweet.

What a nice start to the day!

Sydney Shop Girl said...

AFW, I love that song too!

Thanks for the memories.

SSG xxx

Sydney Shop Girl blog

Tania @ Out Back said...

We had a big afternoon rainbow the other day as well, not a double though. I couldn't get a photo because I was in the car at the time. Yours is just lovely...

Thanks for bringing back memories with The Rainbow Connection.

We are having nice days here at the moment, hope yours are too!

Georgie said...

I had forgotten it was Saturday tomorrow! What a lovely surprise... much like that rainbow. Beautiful. gxo

River said...

I love that song so much it's on my I-pod playlist. We had a rainbow end in our backyard once, but the pot of gold was at the other end.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I love, love, love rainbows too! Whenever I see one I always stop and stare. They're just soooo beautiful. I just love to stop and admire the world I'm luckly enough to live in!

The photos you've taken are beautiful!

Sarahx

therhythmmethod said...

Oh Farmboy! Too cute. I would have let him go. He would have had a good sleep that night!

Bungalowgirl said...

Gorgeous rainbow shots, they must look even bigger in the country when there is so much horizon on view. That song, always makes me cry! melx

Voluptacon said...

I love that song. Kermit reduces me to tears!

HeeWho said...

Fantastic posts. Funny how a felt frog can bring you to tears. ;)

A Farmer's Wife said...

Can I just say I am so glad Kermit has this many fans. He makes me cry too - something about the sweetness of the song, the fuzziness of Kermit and the fact that I was only 4 when it came out.... Childhood memories.

Aaaah - Kermit, it may not be easy being green but you do it with style.

Thea said...

Oh so beautiful!! I love rainbows and that song, too. It's one of my favourites to play on the piano. :)

Sophie P said...

I love rainbows too. They really are just lovely and everyone is always so excited to see them. Looks liek you had a great one there X

MultipleMum said...

Good on you capturing that rainbow forever! I love rainbows and I haven't heard that song in an aeon! It is a rainbow kind of day - check out Felicity's post on Seven Cherubs today too! x

Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock said...

Gorgeous pics! And I love that song!

Kakka said...

One of my favourite songs too, my littlest grand-daughter loves it as well.

Rainbows are so magical and bring the promise of a sometime good.