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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sacred Life Sunday - God's Handiwork


Have ever seen a Fire Rainbow?

According to the friend who shared this image with me, this is the rarest of all naturally occurring atmospheric phenomena. The picture was captured on the Idaho/Washington border in an event that lasted about an hour. Clouds have to be cirrus, at least 20K feet in altitude ... with just the right amount of ice crystals. The sun has to hit the clouds at precisely 58 degrees.

A very beautiful sight!

Thought for Today
"So often we try to gird ourselves to face a harsh and difficult world when we might instead gentle both ourselves and our world just by slowing down. ...We could take a cue from music here: 'Rest' is musical term for a pause between flurries of notes. Without that tiny pause, the torrent of notes can be overwhelming. Without a rest in our lives, the torrent of our lives can be the same" ~Julia Cameron

13 comments:

Sandy C. said...

What a stunning picture! So rare and beautiful :) I love your quote today! I can relate to it so well this week. I hope you're having a lovely Sunday! Thanks so much for sharing that :)

Joyce said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing the photo. :)

Karen said...

Rest and humor--I've found that the two make life much more bearable, much more enjoyable.

Gorgeous photo!

MomOf3 said...

Such a beautiful picture! I love your quote for today too.

yertle said...

Wow, that is amazing. I have never heard of that before.

I love your thought for the day. For the last few weeks I have been consciously trying to slow my life down. It has been amazing how much difference some gentleness makes.

storyteller said...

Sandy – Your reaction mirrors my own when my friend sent this a while back. I thought others might enjoy it too … and you do ;--)

Joyce – You’re welcome and I’m happy you enjoyed it.

Karen – Ah yez … humor is definitely as essential as rest … in fact laughter is a restfully rejuvenating de-stressor, isn’t it? I could have added ‘laughter’ to my Meme Monday answer today, but didn’t think of it at the time.

MomOf3 – Seems like this picture and the quote are ‘on the mark’ this week for all of you! That’s very cool.

Yertle – The phenomenon was new to me as well. I trust the gal who sent it so I didn’t do any actual ‘research’ about it … just passed along the info she shared with me. I know what you mean about slowing down and being ‘gentle’ with our selves. I’ve often thought that no one has ever been as hard on me as I’ve been on myself … ever!

I appreciate each of you taking time to visit and share your thoughts here. Thank you so much. I hope you’re having a wonderful start to the week this Monday.
Hugs and blessings,

yertle said...

For anyone interested in more info, I found this on wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_rainbow

storyteller said...

Yertle – Thanks for sharing this link. I need to remind myself to use Google Search and/or Wikipedia more often for such things. It seldom occurs to me to do so until my brother-in-law calls from the road and asks me to look something up for him.

Hope you’re having a great day. As I type this, I’m wondering if you’ve shared the ‘Monday Meme’ from this morning’s post at Small Reflections … so maybe I’ll go check it out right now.
Hugs and blessings,

Mike Golch said...

Thank you for posting this photo,I remember seeing this one,while on a tempory duty assignment,at Pease AFB.I was awed than and am again.Thank you for the trip down memory lane.Hugs and Blessings your way.

Gledwood said...

o wow that is absolutely amazing: i had never even HEARD of those let alone seen one thanks so much!! I will put a link to that on my blog

storyteller said...

Mike – You’re quite welcome. How wonderful to have actually seen such an event! Just seeing the photo is awesome! I’m happy to remind you of this previous experience ;--)

Gledwood – Me either … and thanks! Link-love is always appreciated.

Thanks to both of you for visiting and sharing your thoughts. Have a delightful day!
Hugs and blessings,

Joyce said...

What a beautiful picture of God's handy work. What surprises God gives us day in and day out. Thank you for sharing.

Love and Hugs,
Joyce from Creation In Progress

storyteller said...

Joyce – How nice of you to drop by and share your thoughts. Yes, God’s ‘handiwork’ never ceases to amaze … day in and day out.
Hugs and blessings,