Swallow over the rainbow

I’ve seen some spectacular rainbows on Westray. Some have been fleeting. Some have been intense. Some have been full arcs which split the entire sky. Some have been double and even triple arcs of the entire spectrum. Some have been tiny rainbows caressing the tops of crashing waves.


They are always a delight:


Looking out of the window of Einar I can see the most intense rainbow I’ve seen here yet:

Rainbow - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)


I run outside with my camera. Looking up at the roof I can see the chimney of Einar in the shadow of a cloud with the rainbow behind it:

Rainbow - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)


Then the sun shines on the chimney and a lone Swallow flies past.

Rainbow - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)


That, my friends, was a moment.

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