Because She Looked Up

On June 3, Barb stepped outside her Spokane home to witness a very rare, beautiful and probably once in a lifetime spectacle. She ran back in, grabbed her camera and captured these images of a Circum Horizontal Arc. If you know what that is, then you get an A+ in science.

The local news said, It is an exceptionally rare event that can only be seen in the Northern United States during the late Spring/early Summer months, and even then under only the most unique atmospheric conditions.”

It apparently works in the same fashion as a rainbow except it is not raining. It happens only when the sun is very high in the sky and ice crystals in the clouds are floating in horizontal plates.

The skinny is that everything is always up there - it just takes the sun to shine through.

I opened Barb’s Email and was delighted that she had sent them to the hubby and me. She had given credit for the beauty she had captured by giving the pictures titles such as “Only God”, “In His Glory,” and “God’s Wonder.”

The hubby and I have known her since she was a ‘kid’ and have been aware of the obstacles she faced and some of choices that life denied her. There was a time when her heart was frozen in sorrow and disappointments and her physical challenges kept her floating in horizontal plates. But something happened in her life and all that changed.

She had no idea that I would look at each of these pictures with amazement and see in them a reflection of her life.

I wondered, did she realize that she had experienced another once in a lifetime event ….because she looked up?

The skinny is that in Barbara’s life ......one day the Son started shining through.

Comments

bart said…
Very fascinating!!
Anonymous said…
How beautiful to share this with all to see!
Lady Rose said…
ooooh just lovely !!!

Great reminder to "look UP!" more often :)
Arlene said…
I found your link at the city birder and this circum horizontal arc is truly amazing.

I like your profile - anyone who has a cat can be trusted - I have several - they were all abandoned at one time, but they are now living inside full-time with lots of toys, food and love.
michele said…
That was very nice.
janice said…
incredible photos and what a touching story!

i too avoid housework by sitting at my computer. but i started something called Tackle It Tuesday to find a way to make houseworkd blogable! Join us if you ever want to force yourself to get some housework done WHILE you blog! :) so nice to meet you - here through the carnival.
Reverberate58 said…
The pictures are so beautiful! This is a great post. Your care for your friend is very evident as her love for Gods beauty! Hope yours is a blessed Sunday!
Robin said…
Hey Pamela, I wonder if I just missed this last night...

Anyway, GLAD to have read it now. You know, I thought I had read your archives, but if I did, I missed this. BEAUTIFUL perspective accompanying amazing photos. I think it's a lovely example of seeing what we're looking for....

Hope you're still glowing from all the Anniversary festivities. Smiling at the thought of you and your bloggin' daughters and rest of the fam hanging together :)
Ethel said…
Beautiful pictures with a lovely story!
Pass The Torch said…
Amazing story and pics!!
Malissa said…
neat photos:) good drawing the story together too!

Visiting from the BC carnival
Jennifer said…
Great pictures and illustration as well.
Anonymous said…
never heard of such a thing.
ivy

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