I waken this morning, just after five. When I open my eyes the sky is blushing a pale rosy pink, through the north window, beckoning to me to come and see the early a.m. show.
I don't stop to dress, - sometimes these events can be quite transitory, and so I am out on the deck in my nightgown, gazing in delight. The whole bowl of the sky is a misty pink, - a few scattered raindrops fall, and close by in the west, a perfectly arched rainbow frames the whole confection of rosy sky
and a valley awash in apple blossoms.
I skip down the steps (did you know that 86 year old ladies can skip when inspired to do so????) and move across the lawn, trying to gain distance, but I am such an amateur, and cannot contain the whole rainbow, although I do remember advice I have been given and focus on something closer
before moving in to snap the lens.
Very soon it all began to fade, and by the time I turned to come in the sky was once again a sulky grey.
It was so lovely while it lasted, and I wished I had more camera skills, -
but oh, my dear, you just had to be there!