End of the Rainbow

From the Orange County Register comes this stunning picture.

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…and some remarks about this rare image.

We received several storm photographs from readers Saturday, including one that depicted something that’s very, very rarely seen, especially in Southern California — the end of the rainbow. A reader, who has finally been identified as Jason Erdkamp of Lake Forest, took this photo while traveling north on the 241 Tollroad in northeast Orange County. Stefanie Sullivan, a forecaster for the National Weather Service, says she’s never seen the “end” of the rainbow, partly because there are so many buildings and other structures in Southern California. I haven’t, either. And I lived in South Florida for 5 years. South Florida is very flat, and the afternoon storm activity produces many rainbows. But I never saw the end of one

18 thoughts on “End of the Rainbow

  1. sandy

    I was on my way to work and saw this same rainbow, the other end was on the private road that leads to my work location. There was no pot of gold at our end either and trust me, my work place is not pot of gold.

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  2. not so much for this commentary, but the last part (i copied and pasted below) of your response to my last comment might make for an interesting philosophical topic as its own post…

    “How many people (leprechauns) does it take out of a group to call the whole group evil? Is there a percentage or something like that? I wonder…how many people of the world would have to be evil before the whole world can honestly be referred to as evil. Wonder about the earth when God destroyed it by flood…or Sodom and Gomorrah…curious to think what that percentage was.”

    I’ll join in the conversation when you get it going.

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  3. Leprechaums are far far worse than any terrorist cold ever be–Greg

    But they’re so cute. Look harmless to me. Doesn’t cute count for quite a lot?—Shirley

    No Shirley, Just because we found one good leprechaun in Lucky (animated spokesman for Lucky Charms Cereal) does not negate the evil leprechaun underworld we all know in our hearts to be more than a myth. Case in point…the leprechaun in looney tunes that shafted Daffy Duck with a make-believe game of let’s make a deal and left him with a dirty sock. Clearly the evil genius mind of leprechaunian Mafia dons. I say fidn the four leaf clover, press it flat in a thick book, and send it back to them as a message..along with some smashed Lucky Charms cereal. It is imperative upon us to flush these little green guys out into the open, sieze their assets and and open up a fullscale water pistol war on them!

    Well, then should I put you in charge of the armory? I don’t have a water pistol…and I know for sure Helen does not. Someone must help us out here.

    But still…I just can’t grasp going to war against a leprechaun…just can’t image them as evil. How many people (leprechauns) does it take out of a group to call the whole group evil? Is there a percentage or something like that? I wonder…how many people of the world would have to be evil before the whole world can honestly be referred to as evil. Wonder about the earth when God destroyed it by flood…or Sodom and Gomorrah…curious to think what that percentage was.

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  4. Helen brings up a very interesting point – how do we know it is the end of the rainbow – it actually looks like it may well be the beginning! If indeed it is the beginning then we actually have no legal or evn moral recourse aginast te evil and obnoxioous little leprechauns and it could well be that it is they that could have us for slander and defamation of character.

    It is my understanding however that (and this is indeed quite fortunate) leprechauns regards humans as mythical creatures and so wouldn’t believe it even if one of their own kind told them that we were being unkind toward them on a blog!

    I just can’t believe any leprechaun would dip into someone else’s pot of gold…unless perhaps one of them was named Madoff. Madoff just does not sound like a leprechaun name.

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  5. Sister Buxton,

    If we could find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, we would definitely come and see you. 🙂

    Uhmmm…try one of the banks that has not failed. Perhaps they have an extra dollar or so. 🙂

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  6. Why does everyone say, this is the end of the rainbow? What would make anyone think a rainbow can’t pass through a road? And aren’t rainbows circular? Wouldn’t that mean they have no end? Oh, but isn’t it beautiful.

    It definitely is beautiful.

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  7. Wow! That’s an awesome picture! My dad told me he saw the end of a rainbow once. I believe he stood in it, and said once he was in it he couldn’t see it anymore! lol Thanks for sharing!

    Hi, Jen. Why don’t you bundle up your mom and dad and your brother and all of you come see us.

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  8. No pot of gold??? I say we go invade Ireland, find those rascally little leprechauns and waterboard them until they give it up..they promised afterall….and until they cme clean, we sieze their lucky charms!!

    Mike! You would waterboard a charming leprechaun? How in the world could a leprechaun deserve such punishment when many say a terrorist shouldn’t be subjected to waterboarding?

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  9. Bro. Webb;
    They grabbed that pot of gold and ran!!
    They did not want the current tax situation to catch or find them!!

    One of the kinds of pictures that I enjoy seeing.

    Mervi

    I’m of the mind that a pot of gold found at the end of a rainbow is not to be reported to the IRS. It surely is one of those items to be handled “under the table.”

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  10. WOW! That is really neat.

    We must hope to have a camera ready when such a sight appears. Come to think that a camera function is on nearly every cell phone, almost no spectacular minute is lost.

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  11. dean

    Brother Webb…. I found my end of the rainbow almost 40 years ago!

    Now is that sweet or what! I’m eager to see your treasure in a few weeks…and you also. 🙂

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  12. Taking a helicopter flight in Hawaii a number of years ago I was delighted to see the entire 360 degrees of a number of rainbows. Gorgeous. This picture is pretty cool!

    Hi, Linda. Did you get a good picture of “your” rainbow?

    Things of nature are the finest, most remarkable. Last night the full moon showed spectacularly here in Lake Havasu. There was a faint curtain of clouds behind the huge orb that hung in all its splendor. I love the moon.

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