Double Rainbow Delight

Double Rainbow Delight

We don’t get that much rain in the Sant Ynez Valley, so when we do it’s great. Everything turns green and stays that way for a while, generally between December and March. Some days when the showers taper off in late afternoon and the sun’s rays slant across the hills, it’s like they’re shining through honey. When the light is magical like that you know there’s a rainbow about to happen somewhere. Maybe even two.

We don’t get that much rain in the Sant Ynez Valley, so when we do it’s great. Everything turns green and stays that way for a while, generally between December and March. Some days when the showers taper off in late afternoon and the sun’s rays slant across the hills, it’s like they’re shining through honey. When the light is magical like that you know there’s a rainbow about to happen somewhere. Maybe even two.

Rainbow Over Rancho La Zaca
Double rainbow Over Rancho La Zaca

We had one of those days last week as I was driving home on Foxen Canyon Road, and it was so spectacular people were stopping all along the road to take pictures or just to stand there and take it in. A double rainbow arcing across the heavens that you could see from end to end. Now there is a pot of gold if ever there was.

Rainbow Over Rancho La Zaca
Rainbow over the Oak Savanna Vineyard at Rancho La Zaca

It’s like an Instagram from God. With my finger in the bottom left corner:

Rainbow Over Foxen Canyon
Rainbow over Foxen Canyon

And one more time, because how can you get tired of looking at a rainbow?

Rainbow Over Foxen Canyon
Rainbow over Foxen Canyon

Speaking of God, when I got home I had an email from Partner (the spouse of Preacher, for new readers) who has a beautiful singing voice. He sent me a short video of the rainbow accompanied by his singing guess what. Whereupon I fell out of my chair with the giggles. Dorothy would have been proud.

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