Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Magical Moment 348, "Frozen Rainbow"

I took my two nephews for a walk on the frozen pond near their grandparents house. This was truly amazing for them. They tentatively touched the ice with their feet before venturing out all the way. When they finally did, it was all but impossible to take their eyes off the ground. Ethan, 4 years old, looked very hard to see if fish were swimming underneath the odd, clear surface. And Zach, 2 years old, ran back and forth across the pond, chasing the 2 dogs that were playing fetch on the ice. 

Suddenly, I heard Ethan's voice proclaim in excitement, "Lisabiff! Look what I found!" I was just throwing a stick for the dogs and asked him what it was. "A frozen rainbow!" was his matter-of-fact reply as he hunched close to the ice in awe. I walked over to him, secretly wondering what on earth he could have possibly found that looked like a frozen rainbow. It turns out, that's exactly what it was. I pulled out the camera and snapped a photo of Ethan's amazing discovery (click on photo to enlarge).

“The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won’t wait while you do the work.” -Patricia Clafford


Steve Gravano said...

Beautiful find and post! Good work to Ethan also.

Paul C said...

Your nephews are so lucky to have an aunt take them on such a memorable walk. This is a wonderful reflection of events.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Steve, thank you. I'll let Ethan know. :)

Paul, I'm lucky to have such wonderful nephews. :) Thanks for the comment.

Anonymous said...

I am awe-struck at how children have a natural ability to find the "magical moment".

This story also reminds me of another rainbow which brought me to tears. It was a rainbow in the water caused by oil leaking from the gun turret of the USS Arizona. The contrast was overwhelming. xo

MaggieGem said...

Like stopping to the smell the roses... we sometimes need to stop to the see the rainbow!

What a magical moment! thanks for sharing!