Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Runaway Rainbows In My Room

THEY ARE IMPOSSIBLE to grasp as they flit about the room dancing on walls and snuggling in corners from ceiling to floor. It only takes a speck of sunshine to seep through the crystal at my window for the show to begin.

The ornament refracts light similarly to a raindrop. Dozens of wee rainbows flutter like butterflies in a wink of an eye. Red, yellow and green-blue wisps run around the house as if escaping from magic lanterns. When thinking of words that begin with "R", dreamy rainbows easily come to mind. The illusive creation has charmed mankind throughout the ages and inspired hope for better outcomes in weather as well as in life. It is no wonder that when Penelope Puddle waves her umbrella, a rainbow bursts out.

The rainbow is a popular symbol for numerous causes and objectives. This coming together of differing hues has been used to illustrate harmony in diversity. It is also said that a rainbow has a treasure at its end. But whether this myth represents an unattainable goal or a reward at the end of a difficult road, it is only part of the attraction.

As someone wisely once said: “Don't miss all the beautiful colors of the rainbow looking for that pot of gold.”

Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms

This post showcases the letter "R" for rainbow, room and runaway. If you think words are fun and enjoy playing with the alphabet, visit ABC Wednesday.


  1. I love seeing the rainbows flitting around your room. I have several prisms in windows in my house that also delight me with racing rainbows.

  2. Lovely post, - real magic when the sun catches a prism.

  3. I am going to have to buy some crystals...we all need rainbows in our lives.
    Jane x

  4. You were a wordsmith today.
    Beautiful rainbows flitting about your room and well captured in the photos.
    I felt the magic.

  5. Wow! Beautiful...great photos!

    abcw team

  6. love the secret rainbows!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  7. What a beautiful reflections. Amazing captures.

  8. Penelope, you are inspiring me to hang up my little crystals that have traveled with me from apartment to apartment, but somehow didn't make it out of storage in this most recent move. I want to find those "red, yellow and green-blue wisps" that run around your house. Surely, a few of them might make their way to my house too :) What a "magical mystery tour" you gave us this week!

  9. Absolutely beautiful!

    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

  10. I love your rainbows. It always gives me pause when I am about my day to day routine and suddenly come across a small rainbow of reflected light, a truly magic moment.

  11. I need not only one of your crystals but also one of your umbrellas!

  12. I’d like to have a crystal and put it by the window to let the light play in my room. Talking of rainbow, it is thought to be the most beautiful form of an auspicious and magical dragon.

  13. Such lovely words about rainbows, I especially enjoy the adage! I like the picture of the sculpture with the rainbow on it too! Nicely presented!

  14. Those are so very pretty, love the way they dart around.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams


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