Sunshine glistens above the baby-leafed trees as a gentle wind blankets the land and sea.
Purple violets and dandelions too sprinkle the lawn like morning dew.
Radiant rainbow arches high after a thunderous storm has left the sky.
Ivy leaves and new vines begin to sprout starting their journey up a white trellised house.
Nesting robins and joyous meadowlarks tweet happy melodies that warm the heart.
Gentle doe leads her spotted fawn across the wildflower covered meadow land.
In reference to my Winter’s Rainbow poem, I wanted to explain that those wintry illusions we see in the sky are often called sun dogs, but I like to call them winter’s rainbows. The first time, I saw one I was so amazed by it. I have learned since that time, to watch the sky whether it be during the day or at night because you never know when God will show you something awesome and inspiring. The picture that you see here is not the brightest sun dog that I’ve seen. I didn’t have a camera at that time so it only remains in my memory. These ‘rainbows’ illusions can occur when the temperature is very cold, say around 0 degrees F. or colder. Due to very cold temps this year, I have seen several of them in a short amount of time. It is as if God is giving us a ray of hope as we trudge through these very cold and wintry days. Here is a question, what do you find inspiring during the winter months?
I awoke one early morning when the sky was like a crisp cold Arctic sea.
I donned my warmest attire and embarked on a lonesome journey.
The flat prairie around was covered by a sheet of frozen white snow.
As I traveled in the strange quietness, my eyes noticed the sun’s eerie glow.
Above the horizon of naked trees stripped of their garment of leaves,
I peered into the cerulean blue sky trying not to mind the biting, frigid breeze.
The sun sat low in its skyward climb transmitting the strangest glow.
It was a specter of blinding light surrounded by an arched blazing halo.
Though far away the glittering vision was as brilliant as I’ve ever seen.
It was a rare winter’s rainbow planting a seed of hope inside of me.
Through the remainder of the day I journeyed and toiled to the end.
And in my mind and heart, i held on to that vision, that dazzling and rare rainbow of the sun.