September 01, 2010

Look To The Rainbow...

During our stay in Switzerland, the weather was a mixed blessing of sun and rain. Even though we did wish for more sunshine than we received, the heavy clouds and the rain did surprise us one day with the most incredible rainbow I have ever seen.

While driving home one afternoon with my sister and my niece, suddenly the dark grey heavens were adorned with a double arch made of magnificent colours. The bow was so vivid and strong that it looked as if someone had just painted it over the sky. Spanning a full semi-circle, ending in the waters of the lake, it brought about a deep sense of enchantment, as if we were facing a gateway into the land of magic.

As we stopped and admired the colourful strokes set against the dark canvas, my five years old niece made a wish. I hope you will find the time to watch the video below to find out what she wished for...

40 comments:

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Beautiful and enchanting. I love the rainbow you're showing us. I hope your niece gets her wish - it's really a lucky moment.

Elizabeth said...

That was a real, drop gorgeous rainbow and you filmed it beautifully. Now I hold my fingers crossed so your niece gets her wish forfilled.

The sun is shining what more can we wish for.

Blogaire said...

It is without a doubt the most complete and beautiful rainbow I have ever seen as well Zuzana and it must have been a really magic moment for you to witness it for real.
And I will be smiling all day at your niece's wish! I love the wonderful innocence of her whispering her wish into her mother's ear and her imaginative answer tells me she will be a famous scientist one day.
But the video also reveals a hidden talent - that of Zuzana the movie director. I am very impressed!

Brian Miller said...

that is the most vivid rainbow i have ever seen and the second bow is amazingly clear as well...hope hse gets that wish, smiles. have a wonderful day zuzana~

GrandmaK said...

Oh my goodness!!!! How wonderfully glorious your rainbows!!!!! Cathy

Alesa Warcan said...

Beautiful shot!
Now I find myself singing: "Somewhere under the rainbow, Zuzana's kin posed". ; j

Elisabeth said...

Lovely Zuzana, and do you know that song by Astrid Gilberto I have not heard it since I was a child.

I have often hummed it to myself wondering whether I had imagined it and here it is - an unspoken wish one fulfilled.

I always wanted to hear it again. This film, this rainbow, this music and these people are inspirational. You with the camera and the words, too. Thanks.

Regina said...

Wow how wonderful! Love your beautiful video and music(love Astrud).
I hope she get her wish. How precious.
xo

Jill said...

A miraculous rainbow!
And...the photos/video of your sister and niece...magical!

jean luc said...

A wonderful raimbow in a great area (Lac Leman). I live close to the Lake , some kilometers. Next time , stop by and say hi ;-). Have a nice day.
PS : Did you find the treasure under the rainbow ? :-)

Susan Deborah said...
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Susan Deborah said...

Dear Zuzana, how nicely you lead us to nature's amazing colours and sights! Rainbow always symbolises love, hope and life for me. Thanks Zuzana for posting this lovely picture of not one but two bows. I have already got the treasure from them!

Wishing you happy tunes and warm sunlight,
susan

Diane said...

Beautiful, as always, my friend :) XO

steviewren said...

What a treasure! I've never seen such a beautiful rainbow in my life, much less a double one. Your love of nature makes you the perfect person to fully appreciate such a sight. I love seeing your niece skipping around in delight.

As to my pictures of Montreux, yes we did have good weather. Sunshine improves everyone's photos, especially mine. Thanks for your compliments. I appreciate that.

Jacki said...

I do believe that is the most brilliant rainbow I have ever seen! It almost doesn't look real.

Your niece is so cute!

Kath said...

There was a rainbow on the day we moved into our new house,but not as clearly defined as this, it is amazing!
Thankyou for your lovely comments over at my Blog, you are a good friend.

Claus said...

Ahhh...some bossa...very peaceful and relaxing :-)
Wonderful and very cool video!! Your niece is so pretty! :-) and so cute to make a wish. There was a rainbow around here some weeks ago, but failed to take a good picture. I was in the car, so I couldn't really capture anything "in the go".
This is a very unique rainbow!...rather mysterious I think. As if was a bubble protecting something...intriguing indeed.
Thank you for sharing such a nice natural and family experience.
have a great day!!

Sumandebray said...

Thanks for sharing hte magic momment ... I do not remember ever viewing a double arch ...
Your niece is very cute ...... yes ignorance is bliss as they say!

By the way .. fantastic videography

Snappy Di said...

I've been in love with Astrud Gilberto's music all my life I think. Thanks for making and sharing this beautiful video with us.

Di

MelRoXx said...

Hi there, Zuzana! Its been a while now, right? Love being back here! xxx

sprinkles said...

I've never seen such a strong double rainbow before! The ones I've seen, the second arch is just barely there.

Your neice is adorable! I hope she gets her wish.

Donna said...

Awww, how beautiful, and the perfect wish!

Rebecca said...

Zuzana, this is so beautiful. If it looks this magical in a photo, I can only imagine how it looked in person.

Thank you so much for the blog visit today and your kind words. I always look forward to reading your comments. :)

Betsy said...

Wow...I don't think I've ever seen a rainbow that dark and vivid before. What a wonderful surprise...and lasting memory for you!

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Really impressed with the mother nature.

SandyCarlson said...

So very, very sweet. A wise child and lovely.

Excellent images!

Doreen said...

the pic is gorgeous! the video wouldn't load for me, said try again later, error occurred.

NENSA MOON said...

Woww... what a beautiful rainbow!!
yeah it's a great painting created by the great painter of nature... He is God The Almighty...

very nice video, Zuzana!!
May your niece's wishes will be coming true.

have a great day!
nensa

Phivos Nicolaides said...

You know: You can see the rainbow, but you never can touch it... Kind regards Zuzana.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shot. The rainbow looks like a clear demarcation on the sky, one side brighter than the other. I also loved the video.

Tony Single said...

Good heavens! I have NEVER seen a rainbow quite like that before! I literally have to pick my jaw up off the floor! :o

Zuzana said...

Keats, Elizabeth, Blogaire, Brian, Cathy, Alesa, Elisabeth, Regina, Jill, Jean-Luc, Susan, Diane, Stevie, Jacki, Kath, Claudia, Sumandebray, Snappy Di, Mel, sprinkles, Donna, Rebecca, Betsy, Lay (welcome), Sandy, Doreen, Nensa, Phillip, Rajesh and Tony – how delightful that you enjoyed my humble cinematographic attempts.;) I thoroughly enjoyed making this movie composition, as it brought back that magical moment all over again. It was a moment in time that will indeed stay with me forever; I have never ever seen a rainbow like that before.

Thank you so much everyone for taking the time to watch the video, it means a lot to me. And thank you as well for stopping by and for your absolutely lovely comments.

Xoxo
Zuzana

Hilary said...

You have done a fabulous job of making this video. It was delightful. Your niece sure is cutie.

On a silly note, the double rainbow reminded me of this video which Frank's son sent me a week or so ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI&annotation_id=annotation_539494&feature=iv

The guy was certainly on something. ;)

Cottage Garden said...

Oh I do love White House on a Hill Productions - they are so beautifully conceived - the music and the storytelling - enchanting!

I'm so glad that you of all people Zuzana witnessed this amazing rainbow, and in the company of your sister and niece - I know how much you love and appreciate nature and celestial wonders.

Jeanne
xx

Gal Friday said...

Oh my! That little video was so charming(it should win an Oscar!)!

I have seen a double rainbow like that twice in my life, and the second time was this summer as we drove up to the mountains. It was on a stretch of highway that i usually dread but this time it was a magical experience seeing that huge double rainbow(and driving under it!)for what seemed like miles and miles.

Gal Friday said...

Oh my! That little video was so charming(it should win an Oscar!)!

I have seen a double rainbow like that twice in my life, and the second time was this summer as we drove up to the mountains. It was on a stretch of highway that i usually dread but this time it was a magical experience seeing that huge double rainbow(and driving under it!)for what seemed like miles and miles.

Rosezilla said...

Aww, that was very sweet. What a magnificent rainbow! The only time I have seen one similar was the day of my daddy's funeral. A magnificent double rainbow clear across the sky, touching the foothills of his beloved mountain on one side and the ground, seemingly, on the other. This reminded me of that day that the rainbow brought me comfort straight from God the Father. Thanks, Zuzana.

Nessa said...

Wow a double rainbow. Your niece is very clever.

Zuzana said...

Hilary, Jeanne, Tina, Rosezilla and Nessa, thank you so much ladies for your kind words and the fact that you took the time to watch the video.;)
xoxo

CherylK said...

That really is a heartwarming video. What a darling child. It is just excellent that you captured that rainbow, Zuzana. Now you'll always have it!