It rained all morning, and then the sky cleared up around noon. I usually take a break from my office in the middle of the day and walk out to the parking lot, where I sit in my car for a few minutes. This afternoon when I left our yard and cut across the plaza, I heard an inmate saying to one of the correctional officers, “Wow. I’m glad I stopped to take a look.” I glanced over my shoulder to see what they were looking at. It was an amazingly bright and full rainbow that stretched across the sky over the prison.
I wished I could take a photo right then and there, but of course cell phones aren’t allowed inside the facility. I hurried through the corridor, stopped and waited for two sallyports, showed my ID at the gatehouse, and made my way out to the parking lot. By the time I reached my car, the rainbow already appeared to be fading. I popped the trunk, got my phone out of my purse, and surreptitiously tried to take a photo before anyone saw me.
I managed to get this shot, which doesn’t do the rainbow any justice, but I think it gives you enough of an idea of just how impressive a sight that must have been for someone standing underneath it.