There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love,
but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream - whatever that dream might be.
Pearl S. Buck

Friday, October 13

Friday Rainbow

This morning when I walked out of my apartment it was sunny. As I approached my car it started raining. Then I looked up in the sky, and I saw a rainbow. I thought, what a great way to start the weekend!

Rainbows are seen when raindrops, falling in the distance, bend and bounce sunlight back towards your eye.

Raindrops reflect sunlight, like a mirror. However raindrops also bend, or refract, light, like a lens. The reflection is spread into a cone of light. The edge of this cone is bright, because sunlight is concentrated at this angle (called the rainbow angle).

Each colour of sunlight is bent and bounced in a slightly different direction. The colours separate around the bright edge of the reflection.

The collection of raindrops that send the same bright colour towards your eye is curved. The centre of the curve is the shadow of your head (called the anti-solar point). The rainbow always appears at the same distance from this central point, at the rainbow angle.

I can't really top that wonder of light and rain making the full color prism arch, so lets just sit back and enjoy. enjoy your weekends, carving pumpkins, drinking pumpkin ales, sleeping in, making soup or chili, watching baseball playoffs and we have a birthday party on saturday! YEEEEEEEEEEEHAWWWWWWWWWW.

sniff sniff ~ do you smell the leaves falling? *picks up her camera and wanders into the woods*

be wise, and well.

Yea its friday the thirteenth. I should have posted something about hoaxes and bad luck, but since my birthday is a 13, I am not buying this as being a bad thing! (especially since one of the first things i saw this morning was a rainbow) Embrace your fate. It could be the best day EVER!!!!!


  1. Have a lucky 13th and a great weekend!

  2. Yes! what a wonderful way to start the weekend!!! its gonna be a good one, I believe it.

    as for friday the 13th's? I am a supertitious person to an extent. On days like today, I just do not deviate from my normal activities and paths.........silly of me? maybe.......

    Have a super weekend!

  3. My day has been awesome! I only have 40 minutes of work left.

    Thanks for the science lesson about rainbows ;)

  4. That is so beautiful! I love rainbows! I saw one about 3 weeks ago, I'm always in such awe everytime I see one.

  5. When you read the science describing a rainbow, it all makes sense, but doesn't really take away from the magic of it.

  6. What a pretty rainbow!
    Yeah.. Have a great time at the PARTY!.......

  7. very nice.. have fun at the party.. oh and I added you to links.. to make it easier for me cause i kept having to try to find you

  8. Beautiful way to start the weekend *sniff* :-)

    Also, love the science, actually what you are describing is the 'basis' of the science that I do. I work on the diffraction of x-rays off of protein crystals. Much like a prism defracts visible light, a microscopic, crystallized protein diffracts 'invisible' light. From that pattern we descern the three-D structure of that protein, which is pre-emptive of drug design...and it all started with a rainbow......

  9. I don't know about all that scientific fancy talk, but I do know this... them rainbows sure are purdy!