Friday, March 16, 2012

friday fancy: chasing rainbows

In preparation for St. Patty's Day, I've got my green on and Irish Pub music playing. 

Friends have been posting photos of rainbows all week. Although it's been raining and I've heard there's been at least one rainbow gracing the skies of this mountain, I haven't seen one yet. (I do have some poor cellphone pics of a rainbow I saw a year ago.)

When I was growing up, I lived in a farm town. Whenever we'd see a rainbow, Mama would load us kids up in the minivan (if we weren't already strapped in) and we'd go chase the leprechauns. Seriously. We wound our way through wheat fields and kept our eyes on the end of the rainbow. Mama said we might see leprechauns. At the end of the rainbow, she promised a pot of gold. But in all the times we chased it, we never did find the end of the rainbow. 

How do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? 


  1. What a fun memory! There was a stunning rainbow over downtown PDX this morning as I was driving in to work. That was a great start to the morning.

  2. I saw a GIGANTIC rainbow yesterday...loved it! That is a fun memory. I personally thought there were Care Bears at the end of a rainbow..haha.

    1. Yes, rainbows do remind me of Care Bears too. Can't believe I missed seeing that giant rainbow though.

  3. Hahaha. Care Bears. I love that. Yes. Your mother loves a rainbow and imagining that pot of gold, but all the while she knew that the real treasure was already in the car with her.