Somewhere…over the rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There’s a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.

Someday I’ll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far
Behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That’s where you’ll find me.

“Over the Rainbow” Sung by Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz, music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg

I love weather this summer – hot during the day and then every single day, in the late afternoon or evening, we’ll get a half-hour of rain. Most of the time, it’s just a steady shower, enough to water the plants, wash away the heat, refresh the trees. Some days, the rain is fierce and pummels down so fast and furious that if we’re driving, we have to pull over. Both of our ponds have doubled in size this summer (the fish are happy – they have more room!)  

After the big storms, there’s always a rainbow to be found. The other night, the rain was especially crazy, but we were rewarded with a double-rainbow. No, I didn’t cry, but I was pretty close to tears (okay, I had a couple glasses of wine that night too). The rainbow was so incredibly vivid , you could see exactly where each color began and bled into the next color stripe. Oh, I wish you could have seen this with me.