Saturday, November 15, 2008

saturday at sunset

We went out just before sunset to get horses in for the night. Keil Bay came up from the front field, and Cody and Apache Moon soon followed. I was picking the Big Bay's hooves out before he went into his stall, when my daughter told me to look at the sky.

Facing the house, this was the view:

And facing out over the arena, this:

I couldn't fit the entire double rainbow in the frame, but it was stunning for about a minute, and then began to be obscured by clouds. But it was nice to see - double rainbows have long been a special sign.

When we came in I learned that the tornado watches have been cancelled, thank goodness. There is rain coming, with some wind, but not the damaging, potentially devastating winds many folks experienced last night.

I have the back door open so I can keep an ear to the wind, book mss to read, and expect to soon smell Victoria's ginger cookies in the oven. Hurry over for her recipe, and you, too, can join the Saturday evening fun. Thanks, Victoria!

And if ginger cookies aren't enough, go check out the Ginger Darlings. Go back into the archives - you'll not regret the lovely photos.


Grey Horse Matters said...

Beautiful pictures. I like your new one at the top of the blog too. You're lucky to live in such a special place with such beautiful scenery and skies.

billie said...

Thanks, Arlene. It was a beautiful evening.

Janet Roper said...

What beautiful pictures! Your post & the pics remind me that when I don't look up from what I'm doing, I'm missing the beautiful masterpieces of the Universe.

Thanks for the reminder.

billie said...

Janet, I took the reminder as well - I could easily have missed the rainbow if not for my daughter.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oh my! These photos are gorgeous!
The top one is better than many I've seen on Sky Watch Fridays.

Billie!! You should think about sharing some of your beautiful photos for Sky Watch.

Folks from around the world would love to see your beautiful skies :)

New Mexico

billie said...

Lisa, that is SO nice of you to say. Maybe I will, one day. I am on again/off again with the photos. My camera was in my son's room for a week, and I never once thought to go get it.

Until these skies, and my daughter dashed in and grabbed the camera for me... :)