(<—Side Note: Do you like the new checkmark picture I made? 🙂 ) Pictures to Take Throughout the Year–
April (week 4)
As you may or may not remember, during my first April Making Memories Monday post, I was bound and determined to find rainbows in the plural sense. I found a real one during week one, then during week two I found a couple more, but cheated a bit. Though they were great rainbows in their own right, they weren’t the real rainbows you see in the sky during a marriage of rain and sun. So this final week, I made it a mission to go on a rainbow hunt. I thought it would’ve been perfect weather for it since we had a lot of rainshowers during sunny days (or sunbreaks during rainy days? whatever.). And I was right. Two friends in my area promptly posted beautiful rainbow pictures on Facebook. Unfortunately, I hadn’t been able to see those rainbows because they appeared before my normal waking time (both captured their rainbows around 6am, which is crazy talk for a time for which one should rise!). Then, something amazing happened on Sunday that more than made up for it: a double rainbow! Luckily for me, I wasn’t the driver when I spotted it, so I was free to try and capture the perfect picture while my hubby and I were on the move. These were the results:
Sunny part of the rainbow vs. rainy part of the rainbow. (Double rainbow can’t be seen here, but see below!)
Double rainbow! The first one was SO bright! I realize the second rainbow is quite faint, so I drew in an arrow to point it out. 🙂
And as an extra added bonus, here is a rainbow that I threw together in the case that I wasn’t able to find a real rainbow. Warning: it’s extremely amateur, but (hopefully) amusing and puzzling and wonderful all rolled into one (at least, that’s what I thought about it):
Okay, so I’m sure an explanation is definitely needed. Basically, I went through the ROYGBIV that is the typical rainbow and picked out some of my favorite pics in each color.
Red: A Christmas present I wrapped for my mother-in-law. Her favorite color is red. I will be sure to post more of my wrapped gifts, because I am definitely a self-proclaimed wrap diva. Okay, not so much self-proclaimed, because many friends and family have raved about how beautifully and professionally my presents are wrapped. 🙂
Orange: 2009 was a grim holiday season for me. I went to the dentist after not having gone in over 10 years, and they found many things wrong with my teeth. I had to get no less than 3 fillings, 2 crowns, and a root canal, all in the course of a 2-month period. That meant a very mushy/liquidy Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, and no cookies. I lost 10 pounds during those months, but it was the most miserable weight loss I’ve ever gone through. So I came up with all the things I wanted to eat once I was able to use my teeth properly again. I wanted pizza, cookies, caramel, chips…so many different things, it got ridiculous…but most of all, I wanted Cheetos. This picture you see here is my victory pizza, topped with Cheetos. Sounds gross, but it was so amazingly delicious!!
Yellow: Did you think I’d get away with not including daffodils when I had the chance? These are the daffodils from mine and my husband’s anniversary celebration this year.
Green: This is my husband’s hilarious rendition of our dog. I assure you our dog is much cuter than that, and only very remotely resembles a fuzzy pig with a kangaroo tail. 😀
Blue: This is a snapshot of clouds during a road trip we took.
Indigo: Though it looks just like a painted-on stripe, it’s actually a part of beautiful dark blue water.
Violet: Aren’t those eyes creepy? Yeah, I thought so too. They happened to be painted on a toilet at a restaurant I went to, and believe you me, I screamed bloody murder when I saw it for the first time. I went back to the table and told my guy friends about it (because I could just let the girls in to see for themselves), and they didn’t believe me, so I grabbed a camera and snapped a picture for evidence.
This concludes April’s portion of pictures to take throughout the year. Bring on May!!! 😀
Hope you were able to find something beautiful and amazing (or something that makes you laugh with amusement) too! 🙂