Mother’s Day Rainbow

Throughout Westport a few minutes ago, we were treated to a spectacular rainbow.

Here are a few shots, courtesy of alert — and impressed — “06880” readers.

End of Owenoke, taken from Longshore. (Photo/John Kantor)

Saugatuck River, by the William Cribari Bridge. (Photo/Timothy Lewis)

Levitt Pavilion (Photo/Nicola Sharian)

Whole Foods (Photo/Brooke Emery Scharfstein)

Railroad station (Photo/Diana Schuster)

Birchwood Lane (Photo/Sandra Long)

Nash’s Pond (Photo/Tricia Freeman)

11 responses to “Mother’s Day Rainbow

  1. Beautiful. ..!!

  2. Submit to the National Geographic photo contest!

  3. Barbara Sherburne '67

    Stunning photo, John Kantor!!!

  4. Sharon Paulsen

    These are exceptional!

    Can be tricky to get a good shot of “the elusive” rainbow.

    Some impressive mini-storm cells that rolled through South-eastern CT this eve too.

  5. All are impressive; John’s is really exceptional and looks like something out of a sci-fi film.

  6. Oh my… Westport always had the most spectacular rainbows — apparently still does.

  7. Wilhelmina de Haas

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  8. Spectacular photos and the first one is exceptional. Should be entered in a contest. Thank you for sharing,

  9. Thank you so much – was looking for one in the Bethel area but couldn’t find one. I should have come to Westport!

  10. Michael Don Sullivan

    So cool that so many caught that!

  11. Mary Cookman Schmerker

    John Kantor’s picture touched me on two levels of emotion. May of 1974 my mother died unexpectedly. She had cancer but conventional wisdom and medical knowledge of the time said she had much longer to be with us. She died in Pennsylvania. I was diving my 4 year old son, my 19 year old sister and my mother’s urn back to Westport for burial in Evergreen Cemetary . It was a stormy ride in more ways than one. We crossed the Connecticut line on I95 and the clouds began to dissipate. Soon a rainbow appeared and seemed to lead us home to Westport, across the William Cribari Bridge and all the way to Owenoke, my mother’s home. These pictures evoked that memory. The Owenoke picture by Mr. Kantor with the American Flag seeming to pin the rainbow to the ground is exceptional. Each “news day” seems to have another assault on our American way of governing and the checks and balances our ancestors fought so hard for and so brilliantly set in place for our protection. Long may that flag wave and remind us in its symbolism what we stand for. May the rainbow be a symbol and a promise for our future.

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