Starlings and rainbows

It rained all Tuesday.

Then just before the sun retired for the night, it started shining bright. The most incredible double rainbow stretched across our neighborhood. As I was chasing it, hoping to take a great photo, a flock of starlings flew over me playfully heading for the nearby trees. I love watching them. They are one of many nature’s wonders.

So instead of reading my ramblings today watch this video by Islands and Rivers. I have seen it so many times and my heart still beats faster every single time. Isn’t this world an amazing place?

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  1. Deirdre April 6, 2012 at 09:45 #

    Twitter: ladiesholiday
    I don’t care if some people think rainbows are cliche…anytime I see one I am filled with something I can’t quite describe.
    Wonder of wonders.
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  2. deborah l quinn April 6, 2012 at 10:57 #

    Twitter: mannahattamamma
    I saw a double rainbow once, in Colorado, decades ago (literally), and I’ve never forgotten it. Like a blessing made visible.
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  3. Natalie April 6, 2012 at 11:47 #

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    Wow what an amazing rainbow!

  4. Jamie April 6, 2012 at 12:36 #

    Twitter: chosenchaos
    Holy hell that was amazing. Speechless amazing.
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  5. Anna April 6, 2012 at 13:40 #

    Twitter: mommy_padawan
    That video is amazing! I’ve never seen anything like that before with the birds! I love your picture of the rainbow over the houses, you’re a great photographer :) Hope you have a great holiday weekend!
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  6. [email protected] April 6, 2012 at 13:41 #

    Twitter: Toddlerismblog
    So, so beautiful. We had skies like this today (followed by a cats-and-dogs downpour), but unfortunately no rainbow.
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  7. Just Jennifer April 6, 2012 at 16:57 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    Rainbows rock! And those birds? Crazy! So glad you linked up, Stasha!
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  8. Christine April 6, 2012 at 17:53 #

    Twitter: cyu888
    I’m kind of speechless after watching that video. Incredible. I’ve only seen a double rainbow once – while surfing in Costa Rica! Now, whenever I see a rainbow I think of my son. He loves them and draws them all that time.
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  9. RoryBore April 6, 2012 at 18:09 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    stunnng pic!
    here…. you can spot hundreds of Canada geese flying overhead several times a day. it’s quite sight. noisey, but still, a sight.
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  10. [email protected] April 6, 2012 at 21:15 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    It’s a wonderful world, as Louis Armstrong rightly sang. Happy weekend, friend.

  11. Lisa April 6, 2012 at 21:20 #

    Twitter: lisaschwartz05
    Such a beautiful rainbow picture.

  12. Ally April 7, 2012 at 08:47 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    That video is… WOW! Amazing!
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  13. Theresa Sonoda April 7, 2012 at 08:55 #

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    WOW. Just. WOW.
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  15. Rachel (Totally Ovar It) April 7, 2012 at 18:24 #

    Twitter: resp1016
    Lovely and beautiful, just like you, my friend! Thank you for making my life more… better!
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  16. Liz April 8, 2012 at 04:35 #

    Twitter: LizS_B
    WOW!! A great shot of the rainbow & the Starlings!
    I have always viewed world we live in with amazement and wonder, but since I developed my passion for photography, the depth that amazement and wonder has increased enormously.

    That video is breathtaking!
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  17. Mayor Gia April 8, 2012 at 15:08 #

    Twitter: MayorGia
    Ohh what a pretty rainbow!!
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  18. Madge April 11, 2012 at 17:13 #

    Love this shot… don’t you love how those huge flocks of starlings swoop and dive all in unison?! Nicely caught!
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