Friday, November 20, 2009



First attempts at stitching two pictures together digitally. I hope that I will be able to do it more elegantly after some practice, and yes, I probably should have waited until that time comes. But it was such a beautiful rainbow, stretching from one side of the valley to the other (a pot of gold at both ends, perhaps???) - a shame not to see it in its entirety, rather than in bits and pieces.

November has moved on from such schmaltzy things as rainbows and sunny days and has settled down into sulky moodiness, being most earnestly melancholy and carrying on somewhat with the wild west wind.

I comfort myself with Christmas lists and inspirations from high-end Christmas magazines, knowing full well that for practical reasons we will celebrate much more simply and more thoughtfully.

"I saw the lovely arch
Of rainbow span the sky,
The gold sun burning
As the rain swept by."
- Elizabeth Coatsworth, November

7 comments:

Aussiemade said...

Hi Hildred and George, our skies have been grey today..cold enough for a fire down here. Friday it was 33C today 12 weird weather. Lovely photo, and congrats with the photoshop.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I think your rainbow is absolutely first class - am always going to try to do that myself but never get round to it.

Jenn Jilks said...

I'm glad you posted it! So much fun being creative, isn't it?!

Hildred and Charles said...

Thank you all for encouragement, - I'm about to try again with 'busier' pictures.

Barb said...

Hi Hildred,
I hope there is a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow - glad you showed us the entire span! I want you to know that I posted your recipe - Your valley seems like a perfect place for a Rabbit!
Lucinda

Wanda said...

Hi Hildred,
I'm a friend of Barb's from Live and Learn, but it was Lucinda B. Rabbit that sent me. I'm going to be trying your orange bread recipe.

You have a nice blog, so I thought I would follow. I did the same with a rainbow on my blog. It's at the bottom of the page though!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love the rainbow picture with the full arc and wouldn't have noticed the problem if you hadn't mentioned it. I have trouble taking a good picture of even part of one, so I am in awe! Also I am trying to use picasa to fix up some of my pictures> It's fun to learn new things isn't it?