31 Days of Looking for the Little: Finding Rainbows

It started small. And sort of unsure of itself. It was our last morning in the lovely, large condo we had rented with our son and his family for our 9 days in Kahana, Maui. They were scurrying round, packing to fly home, and we were waiting to leave for our next, smaller place to stay.
Then we looked out from our lanai and watched the rain pour down into the channel between Maui and Moloka’i. Soon, just for a second, a rainbow started to form. Hawaii usually sports many lovely rainbows, but this trip we had seen very few. 
We called to the girls to come and see as it began to spread across the water. The arc was forming quite low over the water, but the colors were clear and bright. 
And then, there it was! In all its glory, giving testimony to the wonders of light and shadow, water and reflection. And of course, to the Giver of the rainbow, the Keeper of promises. It felt like a blessing on our time together, a beautiful mark in the sky to say, “I see you, I love you.”
It was just a small patch of color, hanging between sky and sea. But soon, it was a long, low arc of delight, a picture of love and beauty and joy.
What small pieces of beauty have you seen lately?
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  1. Cindy Hallman says

    The former third grade teacher in me would describe the thing of beauty as a blue pentagon. It is my mom’s alz trial drug. It represents hope, a desire to keep trying and looking. I don’t know what I expected it to look like, but its simple design, when compared with this horrible disease, is nothing other than beautiful.

  2. oh wow, i have never seen a rainbow “start”. what a beautiful delightful thing to see. now that would make my day!

  3. What a beautiful experience to share with your granddaughters! Stunning photos Diana!!

  4. A bit of beauty glimmers beside me: one small candle. Soft, warm, and cheerful. A flicker of hope. A reminder to merrily glow wherever I am, to offer the cheer and hope of my Light.

  5. Oh, such a delightful rainbow, echoing God’s promise and covenant! A wonderful way to wrap a family vacation into a gift of joy.
    Blessings, Diana!