Wednesday, June 03, 2009

This morning

Ellie's school is across a busy road from the beach, which means 5 days a week we start the day in sight of the Indian Ocean. Its beauty never ceases to amaze me. I hope there will never come a point when I take that view for granted. This week, the weather has been patchy transitional autumn weather, meaning rainshowers on and off throughout the day (side note: the temperatures are still quite lovely (low 50s in the morning, 70s in the afternoon), and the wind has died off considerably). With so much sun in the presence of patchy rain, you get RAINBOWS! This is the view that greeted us this morning when we parked the car before school:

The rainbow seemed to enter the ocean somewhere ahead of Rottnest Island. The cargo ships you see are on their way to the port at nearby Fremantle. Ellie hoped to see a ship pass through the rainbow, convinced something amazing would happen when it did. Unfortunately, the rain over the sea stopped and the rainbow faded away before we could test her theory. At least we were treated to a magical view, even for just a few minutes.

1 comment:

schlelly said...

Have you told Ellie about Leprechauns? I guess you have to be careful these days with that type of story. You wouldn't want to find you child missing and then when you finally do find her she explains she was trying to chase down the end of the rainbow to discover a leprechaun. Back in the day there were more safe green fields to get lost in...

I love Ellie's imagination - it's inspiring!