Saturday, May 9, 2015

Big Sky Country - April 1st

We spent a night in Butte, Montana and next day, the 1st of April, started moving towards Utah.

You have to be in Montana to understand literally what it means "Big Sky Country". It doesn't matter what season is, the sky in Montana is always high and big.

It doesn't matter what season is, the mountains in Montana are gorgeous!

Mountains and sky. They will continue to inspire and provoke us with wonder, joy, and fear as well.

We crossed Idaho again and made a couple of stops in Idaho Falls. Rain again.

When we drove closer to Utah the weather changed again.

Welcome to Utah!

and Salt Lake City!

Chasing the Rainbow...

Spring has sprung. Finally...

Last April was rainy and cold, but we didn't see it and didn't feel it. Most all the month of April we spent outside of Washington state enjoining warm weather in Utah, Arizona and California. We left Spokane on the 31st of March taking Nataly out of school. Actually she was sick and stayed at home for a week. We were certain we had to leave Washington state as soon as possible...

We left Washington state in rain that was following us through Idaho till we reached Butte, Montana.

It was hard to see through the windshield, this is how hard it was raining. I almost fell asleep sitting on the passenger's seat listening the kid's radio station when I saw something in the grey picture in front of me, something colorful. I grabbed my camera and took a picture. In the grey mass and sky tears' drops I saw a little rainbow.

It was growing up with each mile we drove.

It changed its shape, intensity and length each minute. We literally were chasing it. One minute it was so far from us and

another - so unbelievably close, I thought I would touched it with my hand.

Have you ever had a feeling you are about to touch the rainbow? That was the moment...

... and next moment: what has just happened? It was right here!!! Why the rainbow ran away?

Oh, not a fair! We have to go different direction! May be next time we will catch it. There is always time to chase the rainbow and there is always a hope one day you can touch it!

after summer's rain
God's promise is remembered
glorious rainbow

(Gen 9: 8-17)

to be continued...