It’s a rainbow!

Rainbows are created when sunlight passes through a rain drop creating a colorful, prismatic display. Rainbows mean different things to different people at different times in different places — for example, some ancients thought the rainbow represented the presence of a god or goddess, the Irish think of finding an overflowing pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, while some Christians think rainbows show God’s promise to never again flood the earth or are a sign go God’s protection. Regardless of all that, they’re an amazing natural sight that delights everyone every time they see one.

Carol Roberts captured an image of this rainbow near Emerson Lake about 9:30 a.m. this morning. Photos by Carol Roberts.