is in the farmer's field next door. After a day of rain on and rain off, it was time to get out and do chores during a rain off period. As Young'un and I walked out the door we saw a double rainbow. One of the rainbows was faded and very hard to see, but the other was the biggest and brightest ever. It was stunning.
I know you're thinking so what, I've seen a bazillion rainbows before. I would have thought the same thing, but this was special. It had an honest to goodness end. For years every time we've seen a rainbow, we've never seen that part. It always disappears waaaaaaay over there, obscured by trees, or a hill. You know what I mean.
When we looked over and saw that rainbow in the field next door I thought Young'un's chin was going to hit the ground. Of course, mine was already on the ground and my tongue was lolling around due to the incredible sight, but don't worry, there's not a picture of that. The first thing that came to my mind was...GOLD! Oh my goodness, I could just imagine the leprechaun sitting beside that tree with a big old pot filled to the rim with all that loot.
I quick like lightning ran in the house and got the camera to take some pictures. This was a definite Kodak moment. Then it dawned on us. Ahhhhhhhhh! We had to get to the end before it was gone or the gold would be gone, too!! We went into super human bionic quick like lightning speed and tried to get to the tree before the rainbow was gone...but...then it...started to fade...quickly. Before we knew it, it was gone. That rascally leprechaun beat us. The gold was gone, all tucked away in his super secret hidey hole until it was time to take it out and polish it up another day. I held my arm up, made a fist, and shook it at the tree saying, "You wily old leprechaun...we'll get you some day!" After that, I'm telling you, in the wind we heard him laughing.
So, there you have it folks. The end of the rainbow. Our farmer neighbor sure is lucky to have a rainbow that ends in his field. We've now begun researching leprechaun traps. Thank goodness for internet searches. Some day, if that rainbow ever shows up like that again, we'll be ready...oh yes, we'll be ready! Smiling & Waving, Sharon
I'm the queen of our farm, although the animals haven't figured that out yet. My title is Head Chicken Wrangler, but most days I'm called Mom. Life is a comedy and I plan on documenting it.