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August 24, 2011


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On Monday of our vacation week , we got stuck with some pretty heavy-duty rain.  The day was bleak enough that we tried to go to a movie and couldn’t because it was sold out!  We ended up renting one (the re-make of “Arthur” – meh, it was just aw-ight).  Monday night the rain hammered unbelievably loudly, and Tuesday dawned drizzly and overcast.  However, by late Tuesday afternoon we were treated to:

Can you see it?  Just the faintest hint of rainbow?  I discovered this at the far end of the beach where I take my morning walks.


I saturated the color in PSE, but this still wasn’t as vivid as I’d hoped – my polarizing filter was back at the cottage and I imagine that would’ve helped bring out the color.

After I had walked back to the cottage, I spied another delightful sight!

Out by the little island with the puzzling monument on it (I can’t seem to discover the purpose or reason for that structure – it was there when I was child, and I have no idea who built it or why).  I took this shot from the sand dune in front of the cottage.  I also liked the way the sun was starting to shine on the boats in the distance.

(Remember how I mentioned how the tide goes waaaaayyyy out here? )

Rainbow with mysterious monument:


I liked how the rainbow reflected in the small tide pools left behind on the clam flats.

Speaking of rainbows, don’t forget your rainbow of summer is due this Sunday the 28th!  I’ve received links from Nye, Gerry and Scott so far – remember to add yours to the comments section of that post.

ETA: How short my memory is!  Becky discovered the mystery of the monument last year, and I even commented on her blog post that contained this link to an explanation!


  1. I love your rainbow–oops, Mainebow–pics! (Cute, Karen.) Don’t rainbows often fill our lives with hope and joy?

    Comment by Kathy — August 24, 2011 @ 3:06 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Kathy. There is something so special about a rainbow – the fact that my teenaged daughters get excited about them too must prove they are special!

      Comment by Karma — August 25, 2011 @ 8:40 am | Reply

  2. Great shots, Karen! Most of my rainbows don’t come out as colorful as I see them. Your monument reminds me of something I read about a long time ago, and I can’t remember where. There were towers built so signal fires could be built on them for ships. Sort of an early version of a lighthouse.

    Comment by tedgriffith — August 24, 2011 @ 3:49 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Ted. I really thing the polarizing filter would have helped the first rainbow since it looked more vivid to me through my sunglasses.
      I don’t know if the monument is big enough (or old enough) to have been something like that, but it is an interesting thought for sure!

      Comment by Karma — August 25, 2011 @ 8:42 am | Reply

  3. At first I thought the title was “Maineblows!” and I just couldn’t imagine. Gorgeous rainbow shots! I love the reflection on the beach.

    Here’s my post on that monument from last year, http://cggrlogan.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/maine-monday-stage-island/.

    Comment by Becky Sue — August 25, 2011 @ 8:33 am | Reply

    • Hee, hee – Maineblows! Never! Unless you are talking about the wind!
      Thanks Becky – I’m sure I must have looked at that post last year, but I am going to check it out again.

      Comment by Karma — August 25, 2011 @ 8:43 am | Reply

  4. I’m thinking there needs to be a 16×20 enlargement of the rainbow/monument shot hanging somewhere in your home.

    Comment by renae — August 25, 2011 @ 10:21 am | Reply

    • Thanks Nae – I don’t know about 16×20, but a framed print would be nice!

      Comment by Karma — August 27, 2011 @ 12:07 pm | Reply

  5. Stunning last shot! I did think of you guys last week on that rainy Monday. Good thing about rainy days is they make us oh-so-grateful for the sunny ones!

    Comment by milkayphoto — August 25, 2011 @ 10:24 am | Reply

    • Thanks Tracy. I suppose that’s one good thing about rainy days – but I’m not usually appreciative of them during my vacation!

      Comment by Karma — August 27, 2011 @ 12:08 pm | Reply

  6. I love your Mainebows, especially the one that’s poking through the clouds.

    Comment by thedailyclick — August 25, 2011 @ 4:03 pm | Reply

  7. Your Mainebows are beautiful. That last shot is absolutely stunning. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — August 26, 2011 @ 1:21 pm | Reply

  8. Love the shots of the island and it’s now non mysterious monument… lol… You captured the mainebow perfectly… 😉 Sure does look like a wonderful place for a stroll or two as well..

    Comment by FS Photography — August 28, 2011 @ 12:24 pm | Reply

    • I could (and have) walk for hours on Hills Beach and the area. Thank you!

      Comment by Karma — August 31, 2011 @ 4:59 pm | Reply

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