Thursday, July 29, 2010

SkyWatch Friday - Rainbow and storm

After a great day of fishing on Henrys Lake and after getting a load of firewood, I planned on fishing during the evening.  Four foot waves and lightning accompanied by thunder stopped me from heading out on the water.

But as the storm passed just as the sun was setting we were greeted by a fantastic rainbow reflected off the water.


A little later as the sun had set, it reflected off the boiling clouds over Mount Jefferson on the southwest of Henrys Lake.



An unplanned way to end another wild day in Idaho.

See other great sky pictures at http://skyley.blogspot.com/

26 comments:

Janie said...

Sometimes unplanned is best. That rainbow and its reflection are fantastic. And the sunset gold is lovely, too.
We've been having a lot of unsettled weather in the mountains, too.

Regina said...

Stunning and amazing!

" Happy SWF Weekend "

Sylvia K said...

Yes, Janie is right, sometimes unplanned is the best. What incredible captures, Bill! Absolutely stunning! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Sunny said...

There had to be a pot of gold at the end of that magnificent rainbow. What a wonderful image with the reflection.
The golden, boiling clouds are mesmerizing.
☼ Sunny

J Bar said...

Great rainbow shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

KAHVIKISSA ¤ said...

Thank you for stopping by my side in the village ! really beautiful pictures you have here! nice weekend ;

Monts said...

Stunning pair of images Bill, But that Rainbow shot is something else, love it.

Gale said...

Gorgeous! My Sky Watch was a rainbow too...a beautiful one that lasted 15 minutes or more. But my photo didn't capture it as beautifully as yours.

jabblog said...

That rainbow is so vivid and to capture the reflection, too, is wonderful. Sunset can last for such a long time, unlike sunrise, or so it seems to me.

Manang Kim said...

That's the most vivid rainbow I have ever seen. Just gorgeous!

SWF~Fiery

Dancin' Fool said...

That must have been such a wonderful day, these shots are fabulous! I love your blog header shot too.

Gaelyn said...

The rainbow with reflection is gorgeous and certainly as good as fishing.

Purnima@a creative project said...

The rainbow is beautiful.. very clear.. Nice shot!!

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Stunning photo - that must be the southern far end of my rainbow - hee hee!

Francisca said...

Don't you just love surprises like this!? Fabulous.

srp said...

I do believe this is the most beautiful and serene rainbow shot I have ever seen. I hope it was as cool and crisp as it looks!

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Your eyes are always open to the beauty of this earth. Thank you for sharing.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what a cool capture of the rainbow and reflection! Very NICE! Happy skywatching!

Angie said...

Fantastic!! Thanks for your visit.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That rainbow is a stunner! Better than fishing maybe? Your views make me miss mountains -- it is flat here where we are now!

Jann E. said...

Wow, fantastic rainbow shot! You are so very blessed to be living in your part of God's country, as my dad calls it. :o)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

The rainbow is beautiful, but the bottom image after the sun has set behind the mountains is heavenly Bill, just glorious~

Shirleyanne said...

A shame the fishing didn't go as planned, but you have some amazing photos.
The storm must have been quite something, but your photos goes to prove that there is still beauty even in such conditions.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend Bill!

Elettra said...

This photo are amazing

Coffeedoff said...

Oh beautiful rainbow. I would love to have seen those waves!

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