Thursday, November 12, 2009

Rain, rain and sun! A rainbow in the sky!

Funny as it sounds, rainbows always appear when I go through life's storms.

So it was in recent time when I caught sight of a rainbow from my kitchen window one evening. It's yet another unusual looking rainbow. A mere fragment next to the setting sun, just after a heavy downpour.

A coincidence? But there is no coincidence where God is concerned, is it? No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting. I'm thankful for that.

I'm also thankful for skywatching. Gazing at all the amazing pictures brings such therapy to the weary soul. A gallery of nature at its best!

Rainbows appear after might storms
When things look their worst
Just when the sky is darkest grey
Out of Heavens does a rainbow burst.



A Happy Dog

As LS is thankful for rainbow after the rain, so I am thankful for walkies after the rain.

What about you?


A special THANK YOU to Opy and DWB for giving us the DWB Featured Blog Award. We're overwhelmed, humbled and honoured to receive it. Above all, we're very thankful to be part of DWB community and for such warm friendship from all of you.

Hope everyone is having a thankful time!


Feel free to visit and/or participate in:

Thankful Thursday

Dogs on Thursday

Skywatch Friday

56 comments:

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Happy,
Our mom wants to share with LS that she read that when you see a rainbow, especially when you are going through a tough time, it's a sign from your guardian angels to let you know that he/she is ny your side. :)
Looks like it's a sign from LS's guardian angels...

Huskee and Hershey said...

Oh and I forgot to say CONGRATS on being the featured blog!! You are most deserving of it cos you, Happy, make us happy!! ((hugs))

Pia said...

i love what you said --- No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.--- so encouraging!

hi there, dear happy!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Congratulations on your DWB award, Happy! You totally deserve it!
Your rainbow is just gorgeous!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Saleslady371 said...

Congratulations on your blog award! How neat. You encouraged me today with your writing and especially your prayers for my daughter. Thanks so much!

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Happy, we popped over to say thank you for visiting our blog.
We loved seeing your rainbow and our mum always hangs onto that thought during bad weather/times too!
Congratulations on being featured blog.
Lovely to meet you.
love
Martha & Bailey xxx

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on the award, well deserved!

I couldn't agree more about rainbows and looking up towards the sky. God's gifts are always there, just waiting for us to see them.

XXXXX

Deetz said...

Thank you for the rainbow. No matter where we see them, either in our own backyard, or out our kitchen window or on a friends blog...it helps ease a troubled heart. Thank you! Congratulations on your award you are most deserving of it!
Deetzy

becky aka theRAV said...

Oh, I love this post, Serendipity! So true. Thank you for writing it & reminding us to look for the rainbows. To see the glass half full instead of half empty. To think positively as I normally do but even positive people need reminders.

Tammy said...

Beautiful sky.I love rainbows. Thanks for the comment.

Bobby said...

You uplift our hearts, we are glad you had a walk when the rain stopped.

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Happy -

Congratulations on being the featured blog. The rainbow is very pretty too.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

sunnymama said...

How pretty! Rainbows are such a treat. :)

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

HEYYYYY HAPPY!!!!!
We missed you a lot!!!!!
First of all we want tell you CONGRATS on being the featured blog!!!!!!
You totally deserve the prize!!!!
Your blog is amazing!!!!!
And thanks a lot for sharing with us that wonderful rainbow....we love it...and we love a lot walking after rain!!!!
sooooooo fresh...and lots of water to rolling in!!!!
wawaawwawawaaaaaaa!!!!
HAve a great day...full of love....
WE LOVE YOUUUUU!!!!
Tons of love and kisses

Lynn said...

Gazing at all the amazing pictures brings such therapy to the weary soul. A gallery of nature at its best!

Oh Amen... Amen... AMEN.. What a neat post. Thank you. Beautiful photos and girl, I am a small dog person. Love your little white guy. Hugs.

bp said...

I'm thankful for those rainbows along the way!

Sonic said...

Congrats on the award, Happy!

That's the real rainbow right there! I can't wait for it to stop raining here so I can resume my walkies too.

Sonic

chubskulit said...

That is a beautiful capture of the rainbow.

Take a look at the sky over in South Korea

Quilt Works said...

I believe that is called a 'sun dog'! Perfect for you :-)


Red red red sunset!

Sandy said...

ohh, what a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing!

Forgetfulone said...

Congrats on being the featured blog! And thanks for stopping by my little ole' blog, too. With God, things aren't coincidences, are they?

luna miranda said...

capturing a rainbow is a gift. great shots!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We JUST missed snagging a rainbow last week!

It truly is a special khatch!

Khongrats on your FEATURED BLOG AWARD!

Pawesome!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful shot. Yep, rainbows are good luck. So I hope plenty come your way.
That particular rainbow is called a sundog. Very neat. MB

jabblog said...

Rainbows are always special, even just a fragment. Double rainbows are extra special but I'd settle for capturing a glimpse of a fraction of one!

Glennis said...

Congratulations on being a feature blog.
Tiny little special rainbow just for you.

Aaarti said...

Pretty pic of rainbow and ur doggy is asbsolutely adorable.... :)


beautiful words
No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.....

hip chick said...

Oh how nice that God gives you a rainbow when you need it most. And congratulations for your award.

Karen said...

Loved the picture and the thoughts you shared. Thanks for the encouragement. God bless you.

Jim K said...

Thats a nice shot even if the rainbow wasnt there. I like to walk after a nice spring or fall rain because everything feels clean and washed away.

Vicky said...

Nice shot, I love rainbows. Thanks for sharing!!!!!

Thor said...

Congrats on your DWB award, Happy! You so deserve it!
Beautiful thoughts and pictures!
I am very thankful for my walkies after rain too!
xoxo
Thor

Rambo said...

G luvs rainbows cause she says itls her Aunt Marie smiling down on her. I love how the ground smells after it rains. It makes an interesting walkie.
oxox
Rambo

SGR said...

Woof! Happy. We also LOVE sky watching
Congrats to your featured blog. An award is waiting for you on my blog. Lots of Golden Thanks to your Friendship. Happy Friday, Woofs, Sugar

Denise said...

I love rainbows, and I love you two very much.

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

Rainbows are my most favorite things - they equal God's promise to me! lovely shots... thanks for the visit and comment today!

Eric said...

I'm wagging the rainbow uplifted LS and paws crossed for more.

Walks are perfect after the rain Happy as long as it's that way and not during the rain!

Wiry love and kisses Eric xxxx

IRENE said...

You know, people often talk of coincidence. What if we called coincidence "serendipity" instead, and if that serendipity were a nod from God? We only have to be willing to keep our hearts open and accept the good that comes our way.
Sweet blessings to you.

eileeninmd said...

Love your sundog photo, it is so pretty. Your real dog is a cutie too. Happy Skywatching.

Damama T said...

HI! I did the eenie-meenie-miney-mo thing to pick the first SWF post I was going to check out. How cool that I got yours.

Every night for the first two years after we adopted her at age 11 I sang The Rainbow Song to my daughter so she could go to sleep. Tonight, 7 years later, we are at a hotel for what will likely be our last night together for a long time. I'd like nothing more than to sing to her one more time, but she's 18-1/2 now and won't let me sing to her anymore.

So what's the big deal with me being here? Combine your photo and the fact that at the same time I pulled it up Hubby flipped the TV channel and the Wizard of Oz is on, AND at that moment she looked at me and smiled for the first time all day (week?) let God show me that in her heart she does still see the rainbows. And that we are going to be OK. At least that's what I choose to believe is the reason I ended up here at this moment.

Anyway, sorry for hijacking your comments. I just wanted you to know that your photo worked a small miracle in my heart. Thank you for sharing it.

Lew said...

Beautiful shot of the sky!

Amber said...

Hey Happy, how nice you get to see a rainbow! all i see is a dull sky. And a big congrats for DWB award :D

big licks
Amber

"ME N MY MILLION DOLLAR" said...

mommy love rainbow, have fun

lisaschaos said...

I love discovering rainbows, especially after rain. :) The lil guy looks pretty happy the rain is over, lol.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Happy!
Congratulations on being the Featured Blog!
Everytime my mom sees a rainbow she feels happy and serene!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

River said...

Congrats on the award! That is terrific. Nice picture of a rainbow--my mom says they are hard to catch.

love & wags,
River

soulbrush said...

what a beeoootiful sky. i don't get round to visiting often either, but i know you're there anyway. blessings to you.

Chef ·˙ ۛ ♥ said...

Hi Happy. Way to go on your award. You absolutely deserve it! That's a beautiful rainbow in your sky. I love rainbows too. They're so comforting.

xox
Chef

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

I love rain, and I love rainbows! Doesn't everyone?

Serline said...

Enjoy the crisp rain-fresh air!

http://narelleserline.blogspot.com/

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Congrats on the DWB Featured Blog Award!
You deserve it Happy!
LS and you are so lovable, you two appreciate nature therapy!
Love ya!

Kess And Her Mama said...

Congratulations of the DWB award! Rainbows is God's promise to us that we would never see the floods that Noah and his generation experienced. That is comforting!

Ruby and Penny said...

Congratulations on the DWB award.
You have a great blog.
Love Ruby & Penny

Moco said...

Ever so much to be thankful for.

Peggy said...

Blessings LS & Happy! You deserve every rainbow that comes your way! Congratulations!!! Yippee! Both of you are such blessings! Love your sky photos and Happy's walk one. I'm so glad I chose a song that was one of your favorites...and pray it blessed you! Happy, wags & licks from the better half of my crew! Hope you get many more sunny days so you get your walks!!! Sunshine & rainbows...and puppy dog tails!

Love & hugs,
Peggy

kRiZ cPEc said...

thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! :)
PS: Congrats on being featured.