I almost forgot about this event we witnessed on the way to Rocky Mountain National Park back in May. This isn’t the best quality image since it was taken out a car window while moving, in the rain, with my cell phone. Still, it came out OK and I just had to share.
Our approach to RMNP was a winding route through the mountains south of the park. It was cloudy and rainy most of the way there but the skies brightened up every now and then which is ideal for rainbows. As we came to one especially twisty part of the road I spotted a rainbow but it wasn’t high in the sky. It looked like it was almost flat on the ground!
This was in a spot called Peaceful Valley. Colorado Route 72 takes a big hairpin turn around the valley here and we could see the rainbow all the way around. When we got around the side, we could see how this “ground rainbow” came to be. Down into the valley you could see the full rainbow but where we had first seen it, only the top of the arch was peeking up out of the valley.
I have never seen anything like this before and may not be lucky enough to experience it again. I am sure glad that we got to see it and at least could record the event even if it was just on my cell phone.
Daily Prompt: Journey
Peaceful Valley Rainbow
Boulder County, Colorado, USA
Samsung Galaxy S5
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