Today I’m joining in with The Gallery at Sticky Fingers. The theme is: a happy memory.
This picture was taken on a trek in the mountains in Peru. We were on an extended trek to see recently discovered Inca sites, before joining the Inca trail to trek to Machu Picchu.
It was a day of inclement weather, and we’d been walking a long time when we sat on a grassy bank for a teabreak. With steaming hot cups of tea made with a battered old kettle, we looked out over the mountains, stretched out like a bumpy, blanket beneath us. Quite suddenly, the light around us changed. I looked up and there it was, this upside down rainbow, like a great smile in the sky, shining down over me. Two minutes later it was gone, obscured by clouds. In that one moment, high up in those mountains, I knew I was seeing something rare - Mother Nature was sharing a little piece of herself especially with me, the effect was quite breathtaking.
I wish the photo had been better – but there you go. This is an example of how sometimes you only get those precious seconds to capture the shot! I love this photo because it reminds me of a wonderful trip and also because it illustrates perfectly one of my favourite mantras - 'Rainbows follow rainy days.'