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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Catching Rainbows

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As we made our way to the Milford Sound our coach stopped in this little area off one of the many mountain roads. We walked down this damp path past the sounds of trickling water hidden beneath the brush.

As we got closer the rushing water got louder.
But before I could see the waterfalls, I could see this.

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There is something so magical about a rainbow born in a waterfall. It just stayed there for me, posing for my pictures.

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"The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time." ~David Henry Thoreau

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In this very special place the water has carved the stone into the most amazing shapes. I lean over to catch glimpses of them underneath the walkway.

The rock is smooth and shiny near the water and covered in a vivid green moss near the brush.

Every part of this place feels alive. It feels busy and purposeful. But it also feels constant and timeless.

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"The true harvest of my life is intangible- a little star dust caught, a portion of the rainbow I have clutched" -David Henry Thoreau

As we explored this little piece of paradise I couldn't help but hum "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There's a land that I've heard of
Once in a lullaby

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Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.

And there we stood,
somewhere over the rainbow.
And the song...

well, the song was right.


  1. Wonderful pictures! I love your quoting Thoreau. His words are amazing and go with your pictures so beautifully.
    "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" ... Perfect song for a perfect place!

  2. Oh, how very lovely! Rainbows are so magical, aren't they? You just captured a piece of magic there. :)

  3. just the perfect place to be ...

  4. That post was magical Dawn. Isn't it weird to think that your special spot exists right now...even though you are not there?! Love that you were humming over the rainbow:)

  5. Beeuteeful!

    I have decided to spell everything phonetically today. Should be fun.

  6. I love that song. Beautiful pictures! I would love to get your camera. You'll have to tweet message me the brand when you get a chance.

  7. Oh wow, so beautiful! I just love rainbows :)

  8. Your photos are stunning...looks like a truly magical place.

  9. Beautiful pictures, I got to show these to my 8 year old son. He is inlove with rainbows and the natural beauty of nature.

  10. Looks like a truly magical place! I feel so serene just looking at your photos & reading the lovely quotes.

  11. That post totally cheered me up on a really crappy day! :)

  12. What a beautiful post, that rainbow is amazing!! Your adventures get better and better my dear..

  13. Truly beautiful. I love how you said that it feels constant and timeless. I felt that way looking at your pictures.

  14. So pretty! That's one of my favorite songs. I sang it to Bug every night when she was a baby.

  15. These pictures are so beautiful!


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