If you want the rainbow …

23 06 2017


… watch the pot of gold?

With love and respect to Dolly Parton, who said, “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain,” we don’t always get the rain.

Not that we don’t desperately WANT and NEED the rain! We do! But the pictured rainbow appeared with nary a drop to the ground.

While trying to find Dolly’s exact quote, here’s another one with no credit given:

“Everybody wants happiness, no one wants pain, but you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain.”


Except when you’re in the desert Southwest, on the high Colorado Plateau, specifically in a region that hasn’t had measurable, hit-the-ground (or a rain gauge) moisture for 33 days and counting … where we have tantalizing, tempting, teasing virga.

I had just been visiting with a few bands of mustangs … and was on my back-to-the-Jeep hike when the rainbow appeared. Of course. 🙂 Still, we all know the composition of our “pot of gold” in Spring Creek Basin!



One response

23 06 2017

Still remember the double rainbows we saw that were so lasting and beautiful.
The color of these pics are stunning. Pray for rain. Love the quotes.

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