I love nature!! Whether it is a passing rainstorm. Or Springtime's fragrant flowers. Whether it is a soft snowfall. Or an afternoon of warm sunshine. Such beauty and awestruck wonder can be witnessed by God's creation!! Earlier this afternoon, around 4 PM, I was walking Rose. There were grey clouds lurking before us on our trek down the suburban cul-de-sac. A storm was brewing!! No worries. Or, hakuna matata, as they said in "The Lion King"!! I am wearing my raincoat, and Rose will just have to get drenched, because there is no way that I'll ever successfully get one on her!! We wrestle for the red harness before every walk!! I "bribe" my little girl with a baby carrot!! That's right. Bribe her. Like she is some small child, or something!! Whatever works, right? As we walked, however, the rains held up!! Hakuna matata!! Then, as we walked toward the end of our cul-de-sac, I witnessed a beautiful surprise!! A half rainbow!! In Autumn!! There is something so magical about rainbows!! They are momentary vapors, like ourselves. Blink, and you will miss their brilliant colors stretched out across the sky!! But. To witness an Autumn rainbow, as crisp winds blow loose leaves through the air, that is magical!! So magical. I then stood there, stock-still, completely hypnotized by this half-rainbow. This fleeting moment. I saw the rainbow become brighter, as sunshine illuminated it like some stage's spotlight. Ooooh!! And I watched the rainbow disappear in the grey clouds!! Vanished!! Just like that!! I began humming the tune to "Somewhere Over A Rainbow". Automatically!! There is also something very special about rainbows, I suddenly observed alongside my bewildered and bored Rose. Something very special. Each color is unique--individual--yet every hue painted across the sky, like art on canvas, teams together to make a beautiful rainbow!! Such as with people. We each possess unique talents and gifts. Writing. Acting. Photography. Painting. Baking. Teaching. The list goes on, and on, and on!! Yet, like the rainbow, we minuscule beings each contribute to something cosmic, something great. Mmmm. I like that.