Awhile ago I mentioned that I had taken a job in a new city.
Some time ago, after leaving work on a cloudy day, I closed my car door a second before a monsoon of rain poured from the sky. “Wow,” I thought, “that was lucky. If I had waited a second longer I would be soaked.” Little did I know that my luck was just beginning.
The rain had mostly subsided by the time I arrived home; the sun was shining. I decided to go outside and check for rainbows. Sure enough, when I stepped onto the porch, I saw a brilliant, stunning rainbow. After taking several photos, I suddenly had an idea. I threw on my flip-flops, ran out the door and jumped back into the car. I knew what would look perfect next to this rainbow.
It sounds like an exaggeration, but this was the best rainbow that I have ever seen. You know rainbows. Usually they’re faint and hazy, and only part of their arch is visible. This one, on the other hand, completely arced across the interstate, and I could easily pick out the individual bands of color - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet (yes, even indigo). Somehow, I avoided being a danger to myself and other drivers.
It had faded somewhat once I reached the Space and Rocket Center, but I still managed to get some photos.
So I’m living here now. In the future, I’ll be posting more photos of the NASA things around town. And I can’t wait.