Nobody ever mentioned the rainbows!
When we told people we were moving from California to Oregon, all anyone wanted to talk about was The Rain. Were we prepared for all the rain? Did we understand that there would be cold, wet winters (at least by Bay Area standards)? Were we SURE we were prepared for this?
But nobody told me about the rainbows, and how they are an almost commonplace occurrence here. In fact, I now recognize “rainbow weather” and routinely scan the sky to see if it will offer a display. Sometimes the rainbows are barely detectable; other times they are so breathtaking that I’ve had to pull my car over to the side of the road to enjoy a better view.
Last night, a downpour shook the remaining leaves from our trees and pounded the roof with rain. This morning, we were rewarded with a Technicolor display.
During this Thanksgiving week, I am grateful for this reminder that storms eventually pass, and that we sometimes get lucky enough to catch some magic.
I wish all of you a joyful week filled with safe travels, good companionship, and delicious meals. Happy Thanksgiving!
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