What would January in Teton Valley be without me yelling, “Quick! Where’s the camera?!” and dashing off into the fresh snow in my slippers with no coat on?
Drop-dead gorgeous soft rime frost will do that to a person, and given the warm creek that flows year-round through our property, frost and a sock-free dash or two into below freezing temperatures, camera in hand, are somewhat predictable.
I did not see this coming, though.
This was not a rainbow. As far as I can tell, it was either:
b) a sign from God that 2014 is going to be an amazing year
c) a frostbow, or
d) all of the above.
It was shimmering in a straight vertical shaft in the field directly to the south of us, bathing everything in its path with a surreal, other-worldly hue that insisted on the beauty and life in all things.
If you want to get technical, it was caused by the setting sun filtered through a fine dusting of frost particles drifting in ahead of the snow clouds advancing from the south.
I prefer to think that we live in a magical snow globe of wonder and grace.
Rick got outside quickly in his big snow boots and coat and took over camera fun from deeper snow vantage points while I dashed back inside to snag another layer.
I didn’t dilly-dally over footwear, though.
May 2014 be a year of profound joy, peace, and presence for us all.
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