October 17, 2006 11:29pm CST
I havent seen a rainbow for ages . We are experiencing a drought so not rain no rainbows . I dont think my 7 yr old grandson has ever seen one. How sad. he was 3 before he had seen any rain and then it was only a shower but boy was he ever excited
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18 Sep 08
For me, rainbows are a beautiful sight and it's pretty sad that you don't experience it often over there. I guess the drought is a result of global warming. I'm from the Philippines and in this part of the world, I do see rainbows more often. But at present, I'm missing the rain and accompanying rainbow here in our place for a couple of reasons. One, it has been nearly a week since the last heavy downpour of rain due to the last typhoon 'Marce' which visited our country. So, now it's kind of humid here especially during the night time which I'm finding hard to have a good night's sleep. Also, I often forget to water our plants composed of flowering plants and fruits and vegetables because of my daily work. My spouse gets 'crazy' when I stay too much outside the house to water the plants. He thinks that I'm just flirting with other men. Well, I guess it's his insecurities playing with him, but I choose to not argue with him, because I know very well that it will just end up with our quarrels. I usually make a wish whenever I see a rainbow. Do you do this? There is a popular local belief that when you make a wish with a rainbow, your wish will come true but some say that this is just nonesense; but I prefer to believe in this inspite of some distractions.
15 May 08
How sad for your little grandson and maybe in time he will see even more rainbows. You are right though, as due to the drought there have been so few of them in the past few years. Often wonder about some of the young children who have never seen, heard of felt rain. There must be literally hundreds (perhaps thousands) of young children here in Australia who are in that position. With luck the drought will break soon and the country will once again be green and lush. If not, then we will soon find that most of our food is imported as farmers cannot grow anything without water.