One of the things I love about storms in the Sonoran desert is the opportunity to see a rainbow. Our storms can be intense but usually have openings in the clouds for a little sunlight to shine through. Such was the case one day in December, 2012. I was sitting at my desk listening to the wind howl through the trees when it started raining. There was still sunlight shining on the trees so I went outside to see if we had a rainbow. Boy, am I glad I did!
This was the biggest, brightest, closest rainbow I have ever seen in my 50+ years on the planet. One end landed about 500 yards to the north and the other was about the same distance to the east. It arched over farm land, brown and barren after last year's cotton harvest. It looked as if I could walk right up to the end of the rainbow and touch it. Of course, it would appear the same distance away if I actually did try to approach it, but it was a delightful thought for a moment. The brown and gray of an Arizona winter was lit up with colorful light for about 20 minutes before the rainbow (actually a double) faded away.
May rainbows sprinkle a little magic in your life!