Monthly Archives: September 2015

Rainbow after Sunset

Tonight I saw a very unique rainbow. I don’t think that I have even seen one similar before.

I will share the picture later in the post and start with pictures from a day that brought some very welcome rain to drought stricken California.

Rain, Drought, California, Wed Day, RaindropsI had the day off today and had planned on mowing my yard. I was just ready to go out and mow and it started raining. By no means did it want the rain to go away though. We are in so much need of rain because of the drought here. Instead I went to the library to return books and to pick up one that was on hold for me. Here is what my driveway looked like when I got home. We definitely got some rain.

Old Blue, Pontiac, G6, Raindrops, Rain, DroughtOld Blue got a bit wet during the drive, but no worries as it washed off some of the accumulated dust.

Raindrops on Roses, Rose Petals, Rain drops, Rainy dayOf course with the rain you also get raindrops on rose leaves. Rain beads up a bit different than water from the sprinklers so I always like to check out my roses after a little bit of rain.

If you want to see raindrops on rose blooms check out my post Water Droplets.

Patterson, California, Sunset, Colorful Sky, Cloudy Sunset, SilhouetteAs I got out of my car for Bible study tonight I was greeted with a beautiful sunset in Patterson. The sky was so colorful and looked amazing with the scattered rain clouds.

However, the really interesting sight was behind me.

Rainbow at Sunset, Rainbow, Pink Rainbow, Water Droplets, Rain

I turned around and saw this interesting rainbow. The rainbow was pink and red against the sun reflecting off of the clouds. I am trying to remember if I have seen this before. A rainbow like this will only be seen just after sunset as the light that is reflected from the sun will only have the longer wavelengths of red and orange.

The forecast calls for more scattered showers through the night, so I hope that we get even more rain.

Have you ever seen a pink rainbow?

Steven

 

September Book Acquisitions

Tonight I have been absorbed in Genealogy so needed a quick post idea. So, I have decided to share some of the books that I have acquired this month.

The first two books are from the Penguin Popular Classics series. You may have seen other posts where I talk about books from this imprint. I now have 48 titles in this series.

Mansfield Park, Jane Austen, Penguin Popular Classics, Literature, Book AcquisitionsThe first is Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. I now have five Austen titles from the series. I need to find a copy of Persuasion to add to the set.

Moll Flanders, Daniel Defoe, Penguin Popular Classics, Classic Literature, BooksThe second is Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe. Now I need to find a copy of Robinson Crusoe to place on the shelf by it.

Tracy, California, Images of America, Tracy Historical Society, Arcadia, Tempus PublishingThe next book is one that I have been watching out for. It is Tracy from the Images of America series. The book is about Tracy, California and was put together by the Tracy Historical Society. I have friends who have a copy of the book, but they live far away so I wanted to have a copy of my own. The book is full of old pictures of Tracy.

The American Covenant, Marshall Foster, Mayflower, Pilgrims, Religion, Roger WilliamsNext up is The American Covenant: The Untold Story by Marshall Foster and Mary Elaine Swanson. The cover caught my eye as it has the nice picture of the Mayflower. The book looks at the founding of New England from a Christian perspective, so it should be interesting to dig into. Plus, it does mention at least one of my ancestors. There are several mentions of Roger Williams in the book.

I have been working on my application to the Roger Williams Family Association this evening and am getting a little bit closer to gathering all the sources that I need.

The Empire of the Ants, H. G. Wells, Mysteries, BooksLast, I found this little gem. The Empire of the Ants (and Other Stories) by H. G. Wells. This will be a nice little book to take on my next trip for some light reading. The book looks like it has been read quite a few times. I hope that means that they are great stories.

Which book would you read first?

Steven