Monday, May 03, 2010

The skies above Madison put on quite an impressive and changeable show Sunday

Weather Effects: Sunday, May 2, 6:49 p.m.
This was the scene as we left Owen Park at 6:49 p.m. (Large On Black)

Weather Effects: Sunday, May 2, 6:59 p.m.Ten minutes later, this was the scene looking south from Metcalfe's at the Hilldale Shopping Center. The rainbow was still visible to the east, but it was starting to fade, especially in comparison with these roiling, boiling storm clouds.

Rainbows are one of the many reasons I always like to have a compact digital point-and-shoot with me (since I only use my phone for talking, though that may change as the technology keeps improving). Years ago, I saw a brilliant rainbow that arched over and perfectly framed the Capitol dome. A perfect picture, but no camera. Never again, I thought, and ever since I've usually been prepared.

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