There was a rainbow where there was no rain, no waterfall, nothing that I would usually expect when I see a rainbow. There were light wispy clouds in the sky, and the sun hitting them caused what was probably a halo around the sun. It didn't curve in an arc to the ground, the half-circle we typically see; rather, it swept out and around the sun and curved back in toward the bottom.
It was not a complete spectrum of colors, and I couldn't see it the whole way around. But there was a partial arc on each side of the sun, like you see in this photo, and it looked as if you could connect them in a complete circle.
I was able to watch this for about 30 minutes. It took my mind off the glare of the sun off my mind for that period, and was a really pleasant time. I pulled off onto the shoulder one one place to take these photos.
Sometimes, it is really nice to have an unexpected reminder of the great beauty in our world. I haven't said this here on the blog in a long time, but today seems a good time to remind myself and all of you ....
.... Life is beautiful !!!!