Sleepy Sundays: Unity

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We had a busy week here at home and a crazier few weeks in the nation and world as a whole. Aside from my personal life, I’m managing and still enjoying extra time with my son for the summer.

Despite a positive outlook on my home and work life for now, due to the major events going on in the world you could feel tension in the air.

It all came to a halt briefly after a storm yesterday afternoon when my son shouted out,

“The sky is yellow, Mom!!”

He was so excited. Beyond elated. He rushed me to the window. We had just had a very violent thunderstorm. We’ve been getting a lot of them in my area this summer. Though this one particularly unique. Not only did the sky turn yellow after it stopped, due to the sun setting and the high humidity, but in almost a perfect dome-like shape there stood a spectacular double (almost triple, but the last one was faded) rainbow.

We ran outside in the remainder of the drizzle to snap a few photos. What we soon saw was a short moment that brought everyone out of there houses with smiles. For just a few minutes, it brought the neighborhood out. Together. Smiling. It was a warm feeling that gave us hope. Hope despite troubling times. Though it was small and in a no way a sign that all horrible things will simply fade away, it was something special, still.

I blended the photos into some digital templates like the one you see here. I plan on using them for greeting cards.

Our local news caught a gorgeous shot of this same rainbow outside of their studio as well.

 

What brings you together with others?

Have a peaceful Sunday!

Sleepy Sundays: An Escape

An Escape

I’ll keep this one short and sweet since I know a lot of you are celebrating spring breaks and holiday weekends. This is simply a little something soothing for your Sunday.

Are you on a spring vacation? I sure hope so. Let us all escape the madness. 🙂 

Have a peaceful Sunday!

Sleepy Sundays: Signs

Rainbow
Rainbow

There was a huge thunderstorm about ten minutes before this photo was taken.

Everyone I spoke to that day was having a rough time. Things weren’t exactly looking up for me either.

Then something amazing happened. The sky turned a very bizarre and bright yellow. The odd color drew me outside. Low and behold, there was this gorgeous rainbow painted across the sky waiting for me.

The rainbow also drew out a good portion of my neighbors. All of them were taking pictures of it. Everyone had a smile. For a brief moment in time, it brought everyone together.

This is what I wish for the world.

What brings you together with others?

Have a colorful Sunday!

Sleepy Sundays: After the Rain

After the Rain

After the Rain

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It’s rare that I post a photo that has not been cropped or edited in some way. This brief moment in time was different. Some things are just better left untouched. If you look closely, in the center of the photo – there is a faint rainbow. In person, this rainbow was gigantic and dramatic in all of its hues. I so wish I had a better camera on me at the time, but, we were on our way back from grocery shopping and all I had on me was my phone.

Sometimes life has its ways of telling you everything is going to be alright.

When (if at all) was the last time you saw a rainbow? How did it make you feel?

Have a colorful Sunday!