When I read this week’s photo challenge theme , I realized that I did not really remember seeing a real rainbow in my entire life . And so I consider it no less than a coincidence that only yesterday, this changed. On my way from Ootacamund ( popularly known as ooty – a famous tourist spot and hill station situated in the Nilgiris , the blue mountains of South India) , where we celebrated the greater part of our weekend – shopping and eating, I got to see the first ever rainbow of my life !
It was about four thirty in the evening when we started our drive back through the hilly terrain and beautiful tea estates, to get back to our home in Wellington.Unfortunately the weather had become rather unruly with trees uprooting due to the strong winds and falling on the roads, blocking them. We met a similar fate and had to revert back to take another route.
It was then that we spotted it, bright and colorful , the vibrant arch adorning the partially cloudy, partially sunny sky . My daughter jumped with delight at the very sight of it . Although it was raining outside, we decided to stop the car, while I got out with my camera trying to capture this stunning miracle of nature. But since I was afraid the lens would be damaged due to the rain , I had to take some quick, and rather hasty pictures of this natural wonder.
I related to my husband the coincidence of it as the weekly photo challenge this week also has the theme of ROY G.BIV , the rainbow colors ! So here are some shots for you to enjoy. The vibgyor running through the vast blue sky overlooking the tea plantations .