Friday, June 20, 2008

Clouds and Light

A couple of weeks ago, I was playing with my dog Dozer around six o'clock until I happen to look up. There was crescent shaped rainbow directly right above us. Oh my goodness! I yelled and pointed for Keith as I ran in the house for my camera. All I could hear from him was, "Hurry, I see it !! If you wait fifteen minutes, the weather is going to change and fast (a saying I've heard from natives here in Oregon). They're not kidding either.

This going to be hard to explain so bear with me:

This is a crescent shape rainbow right above us. There's a thin layer of clouds. I look towards the sun and there's a band of light in a full circle, parallel to the horizon but further up. There are two twin sun spotlights (looks just light the sun but dimmer in the clouds at a 90 degree angle from the sun on a north and south bearing. This is the only way I can explain it, scientific. Here's a handful of photographs of the rainbow.

The darker images are from reducing light exposure in the camera.

Dark Side of the Rainbow

Rainbow in the Dark

Among the Clouds


I haven't named all of these photographs yet but I'm sure I'll figure something out. If you would like to purchase any of these images please email me at

They are for sale at

Monday, June 16, 2008

Irises - Greek for Rainbow

Irises have become one of my favorite flowers. So many different colors all across the spectrum. The coolest part of irises for me are their names.......Superstition, Southwest Tattooed Lady, Witch of Endor, St. Louis Blues and many more!!

I do sell some of these beauties. If your interested there are some available at my Etsy shop or you can email me at for your custom iris order. Just give my the name of the iris and I see how many I have available.

Here's a few that I have in the garden this year.

This iris was the last to bloom in the garden and I think the best was saved for last! This is Artist Time and the colors are so striking.

St. Louis Blues Iris (Inner Beauty Photograph)