52 weeks with Carolyn

A Theme Based Photo Blog

Week 43 #22 It’s A Mystery


I have been blessed in both of the homes we have lived in since moving to Florida to see a “rainbow” most mornings on the tiled floor or walls in our master bath. They aren’t a typical rainbow in the sense because they aren’t bowed. When the light coming in nearby windows refracts through beveled glass nearby it casts lines of colors directly to the floor or walls. WE all know the colors of a rainbow are made up of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. When in actuality a rainbow is a whole continuum of colors from red to violet and even beyond the colors that the eye can see.

They are a mystery to me for several reasons. Imagine what the first humans on earth thought when a rainbow appeared. Were they frightened? Did they look at it as some type of sign something terrible was about to happen? Or did they see it as a miracle and a sign of beauty to behold and enjoy? When did humans figure out how rainbows were made? Do animals notice rainbows? Do people living in developing countries with no education understand what a rainbow is? What do small children think about rainbows? We’ve all heard the tale of finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. I remember as a child imagining finding that pot of gold and thinking how lucky and rich I would be! So many mysteries to ponder for something so simple and beautiful to enjoy.


ISO 500 Focal length 73mm Aperture f/5 Shutter speed 1/125


Author: CarolynEliason

I have always enjoyed photography, but with encouragemet from family and friends over the past several years I began to realize I really love it! Belonging to this blog and a local digital photo group has challenged me to look at the beauty of the world and to enjoy capturing it with my camera.

13 thoughts on “Week 43 #22 It’s A Mystery

  1. oh I love this!!! – what a clever idea for “mystery” … and the colors are gorgeous. No wonder so many myths started with things happening in the sky that couldnt be explained in ancient times.

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  2. Great narrative and great photo to accompany it.

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  3. A superb mystery with an intriguing explanation.

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  4. You made us ask lots of questions!

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  5. Beautiful colours and thought provoking narrative. I always think God is sending me a message when I see one!

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  6. Cool photo, Carolyn! And great interpretation of the theme. Lovely.

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  7. it is such a bummer to find the end of a rainbow – and poof nothing. Guess the leprechaun hid it before I got there.

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  8. Lovely colors — good job capturing!

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  9. What a sight to wake up to.

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  10. You have all the kinds of questions that run through my head all time. Scarey. But for rainbows I would like to think that ancient people were not afraid of them. Lightening and thunder were scarey but the rainbow after would have been a good sign.

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  11. I’m going with its gods promise not to flood your bathroom…

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