Monday, September 29, 2008

Somewhere Under the Rainbow

We've been having an unusually rainy September here in Molfetta this year. September is usually sunny and warm and you can still spend many days relaxing at the beach. Some people even plan their "summer" vacation for September because prices go down and the beaches are less crowded. Anyone with plans like that this year will have had a nasty surprise!

The water is more than welcome, however, since we have been living in near-drought conditions for the past several years here in Puglia. And September is the perfect month for it, especially for the olive trees. They'll be harvested in November and rain now gives them a boost in growing fat and firm!

Every day for the past week has seen a few hours of sun interspersed with several rain showers. This full rainbow was spotted and photographed by my husband from the roof of our house.

Our camera couldn't capture the whole thing, so here it is in sections...

9 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

I'm sure there's a lot more for those tourists to see and do except idling on the beaches. Rain is good, in reasonable proportions...

sydney said...

mystical

JM said...

Fantastic rainbow, so perfect!!! Great shots!

crittoria said...

Oh WOW!!!! A full rainbow and so bright!! Great photos!!

Hilda said...

Beautiful! And so large!

I'm glad about the rain — and the olives! I looove olives!

Kathleen said...

A sign of hope!

Beautiful

tr3nta said...

Lucky of you to get this fantastic rainbow on your camera...

Ann said...

What a great shot. YOu were lucky to be able to see the whole rainbow.

Saretta said...

Thanks everyone! It was, indeed, a spectacular sight!