I’m not one that believes in superstition, karma, or fate but thanks to my struggle with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) I often find it hard to ignore certain signals thanks to that little voice in my head which warns me that unless I salute the magpie which just flew past or touch a piece of wood whilst discussing matters of progress that I may just be struck by lightning.
Whilst busy nibbling minstrels and making chit-chat on my journey down the M6 earlier this week I spotted this rather divine ‘double rainbow’ and as my husband was driving I had my hands free to snap a few shots, that and to scroll through social media to keep myself entertained.
According to folklore double rainbows help us to align our inner and outer spirit, they are said to symbolise a transformation in life. The first rainbow representing the material change whereas the second rainbow apparently symbolises the spiritual change.
Having googled the scientific explanation for ‘double rainbows’ I found that “Secondary rainbows are caused by a double reflection of sunlight inside the raindrops, and are centred on the sun itself. They are about 127° (violet) to 130° (red) wide. Since this is more than 90°, they are seen on the same side of the sky as the primary rainbow, about 10° above it at apparent angles of 50–53°.”
Whether you wish to believe in folklore or whether you prefer to follow the scientific approach is entirely up to you. Either way, rainbows are a beautiful sight to behold thus having double the rainbow to view and to enjoy can only be a good thing in my eyes.
Chemistry was more than science
It was deafening, loud like
lightning, it was striking, you couldn’t deny it
The two of us together, make everything glitter
We see eye to eye
Like a double rainbow
In the sky
And wherever you go
So will I
‘Cause a double rainbow
Is hard to find”
Thanks for reading and as always I look forward to catching up with your #MySundayPhoto pictures either through your own posts or comments upon this post.