Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fall Rainbow

On my way home from work today, I spotted this partial rainbow, looking bright against the dark clouds.
It was a rather drizzly/sprinkly day today with gaps in the clouds that left room for the sun to shine through.

A few facts about rainbows:
We only see them near sunrise or sunset.

They are not really a "bow" but rather a full, circular halo created by light refracting through falling raindrops.

The circle is visible from an airplane if you were to fly past while a rainbow was present.

The light is refracted into 5 primary colors: red, yellow, green, blue and violet.

Red is always at the top, violet is always at the bottom.

The light is refracted into these colors because a falling raindrop is perfectly round and acts as a prism.

Legend has it that a rainbow always ends in a pot of gold.

Legend also says: "You'll never grow old, and you'll never grow poor, if you look to the rainbow, beyond the next moor." ;)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Another test of mobile blogging

Doing another mobile blogging app test.

It's a chilly morning here in southern Wisconsin. The thermometer hanging around 28 degrees with heavy frost on the ground. This photo was taken with my iPod.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fall on the river

I'm testing a new blogging app from my iPod so hopefully this will come out looking decent.

Fall has been somewhat slow on the river. Nice colors, but short-lived.

I took this photo of a Towboat heading downriver hauling grain down to the gulf a couple weeks ago. The mist worked well with the photo.