This morning's commute home held a very special suprise for me. The sun was just rising at 5:20'ish and with a low pressure system settling in, the various rows of clouds made for quite a sunrise show. Every imaginable shade of red and yellow was present.
Now my ride home is generally towards the North East but for a short time I turn to the West. Wow! At first I thought I was looking at an orange cloud shaped like a vertical pillar but, as I continued scanning the western sky I eventually realized I was seeing a double rainbow. Nearly 50% of each rainbow was evident and they both had a very orange glow to them throughout their entire spectrum, and the sun hadn't even crested the horizon yet.
Now as beautiful as this all was, it also meant that rain was coming in from the west and it was almost upon me. Oh well, take the bad with the good. I got about halfway home before it started coming down but considering the show I had just witnessed the rain didn't seem all that bad.
Isn't it amazing the beauty we can witness from the seat of a bicycle?