Saturday, June 24, 2006


Yesterday was drenched with rain.

In the late afternoon I saw the sun slowly peeking out from behind the clouds. A few minutes later I saw the full sun.

I was driving long distance as usual and I was tired and felt damp. As I entered my office, the drizzling started.
I kept my carry bag in the foyer, went in and washed my hands to have a cup of tea; a habit I picked up from someone.

I wanted to watch the rain again and was out watching from the platform. I was wondering where the sun had gone so soon.

There it was…

I am not good at worrying about the east or west but I know that it was on my left side, just above the camp.
It looked like a wide arc above the camp buildings. I have never taken a picture of a rainbow. It was not so clear with the dark clouds looming behind.

The rest you know

Here it is to share

BTW: May be I am silly, but I made a wish.
You can also make a wish and write it here.
Mine, I won't.

I think that I need a break.
Well ! every one needs one.

But not before giving some thing for you to laugh at the week end.

The lie clock

A man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him.
He asked, "What are all those clocks?" St. Peter answered, "Those are Lie-Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a Lie-Clock. Every time you lie the hands on your clock will move."
"Oh," said the man, "whose clock is that?" "That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never moved, indicating that she never told a lie. "Incredible," said the man. "And whose clock is that one?" St. Peter responded, "That's Abraham Lincoln's clock. The hands have moved twice, telling us that Abe told only two lies in his entire life."
"Where's President Bush's clock?" asked the man. "Bush's clock is in Jesus' office. He's using it as a ceiling fan.


fritz said...

funny joke! hehehe..umm, how many digital and optical zooms you have in your digicam jac? ;))..nice rainbow..have a safe and enjoyable vacation..take care! ;;)

Dew Drops said...

one more copy right infringment .. jac, u r impossible.

boo said...

take care during your break. come back soon {{hugs}}

Dr O2 said...

We get rainbows alot but big ones after heavy rains are the best!

lol the lie clock was FANTASTIC!!

Khaled al-Rashed said...

I did like your joke, Jac, and you know why. I wish you a happy vacation and a safe return.

the sunflower said...

rainbows look awesome, but are so hard to come by! btw, do you make a wish when you see a rainbow? i've never heard of this

I love Munich said...

Jac, that's a lovely rainbow and you HAD to make a wish!!
The joke is really hilarious - I laughed a LOT!! Thanks for sharing Jac!
Have a GREAT vacation and RELAAAX!

samuru999 said...

Loved the rainbow!
Have a nice vacation.
Great blog.
Beautiful pictures!

thequeen said...

I love your rainbow!
And that joke is awesome may I copy it please.

starry nights said...

That is cool , love your rainbow. enjoyed your joke. so truuuuu. have a great vacation. will miss you.

Mindinside said...

I wish your safety

sophie said...

rotfl on d joke....
and the rianbow is awesome

GEL said...

So lovely. Rainbows are magical so I don't think it's silly at all to make a wish! I think that's appropriate.

It's rained here a lot this past week with violent thunderstorms and more to come. Enjoyed post and photo.

Lorna said...

Good clock story---I guessed it would have something to do with Bush---we can't seem to get away from him, even in our blogs and dreams.

SierraBella said...

Loved the joke! So true...

Wish on a rainbow? Then I wish everyone a wonderful day and a full stomach. (I'm being selfish here, since that would include me too!)

Anonymous said...

Oh, thats a lovely pic!

jarvenpa said...

Lovely rainbow. I wish it were raining here! (and the Bush joke made me laugh, thank you)

Vanathi said...

Good joke :) Nice pic...

Anonymous said...

jac, nice joke and nice pic too. enjoy yr vacations and come back soon. Wl miss you.

Sujay Sukumar said...

thats a nice photograph.
I like getting drenched in the rain.
A true nature lover arent you?

hahaha...the joke waz cooool.

hellbunny said...

I made my wish.If it ever comes true i'll let you know.

Nan said...

Nice picture. I love rainbows.

Walker said...

Very nice Jac I like rainbows.
Out of the tears a smile shall show itself. :)

My wish is that a child never sees a day of hunger.

endevourme said...

Nice pic :-)

MoodsAndColors said...

Hi Jac
What fascinates me about rainbows is that the colours are always present in the takes small droplets to bring out that gigantic manifestation of beauty.Nice pic.
The joke was superb.

Weary Hag said...

Lovely picture of a rainbow! I have one too but I'd have to dig it out from the depths. :)

That joke? Hilarious! Thanks for the smiles Jac.

Monica said...

Jac...I have a secret. Come closer,,,just a little closer....tag! You're it!

Monica said...

Jac...I have a secret. Come closer,,,just a little closer....tag! You're it!

Dotm said...

Hope your wish comes true. Wishing on a rainbow or on the first star you see at night has been around for many many years. Ever wonder if anyone`s dream did come true?
Remember the star one:

Star light, star bright,
First star I see tonight,
I wish I may,
I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight!

I remember when we were young and used to say that poem when we saw the first star appear at night.
One time a sister was saying it when we told her it wasn`t a blinking star, but the blinking light of an airplane.

Where`s that "pot of Gold that is supposed to be found at the end of the rainbow"?
Rainbows are so pretty to look at.

Don`t they say that if you tell anyone your wish , then it won`t come true? I used to hear that when i was younger.

kandykane said...

that's a brilliant (and lucky) capture ! ive always wanted to click one myself, but never had a camera at the right time .. i love rains and smell of earth after it has rained.. its monsoons time in india now.. and i love it !

boo said...

back yet? miss u....

Rose said...

As a child I was always fascinated by the rainbow.. I had even written a poem on it when i was 11, which went like: -

"When the clouds are black, there is thunder
When problems arise, your steps my falter.
But after the storm, after the rain, there is rainbow,
So don’t step your journey, to the rainbow you should go"



aklanta said...

I made a will come true if Jac breaks the break he has gone for...let's see

jac said...

Thanks for he compliment. I have just a simple camera and it means a limited version.
I don’t think that it is a great picture, shine !
Thanks for the wishes.

jac said...

Dew drops
If I do a crime once, they can hang me once, but if I do it again, they can’t hang me twice.

You gave me a new title?
Like a superman or Spiderman…this is jac the impossible man.

Thanks for that, dew drops!

jac said...

Here I am back from the break, but not completely.
Thanks for the concern and {{hugs}} to you too.

jac said...


I have never taken a picture of a rainbow.
I just took a chance but I know that it is not a perfect one.

But thanks all the way.

jac said...


It is a pleasant surprise !!

Yes, I know why, and I also knew that at least we have something in common.

Thanks for your kind wishes.

jac said...

the sunflower

Let me first welcome you to the window to my soul.

True, that rainbows are hard to come by and for this reason it is said that if you make a wish, it has every chance of becoming true.

Do you like to make a wish ?

jac said...

I love munich

I already made a wish.


jac said...


You are my guest, welcome to the window to my soul and if you like…you can even make a wish.

Delighted with your visit and thanks for the compliment.

jac said...


Welcome back and I am delighted to have you back here.

While copying, remember that if there is a copyright infringement as 'dew drops' have pointed out… I have a partner in crime.

Missed you too, but then you are back here.

jac said...

Starry nights

Though I know that the picture is not top class, your compliment is.

Miss me????? But, am I not here ?

jac said...


Your wish has come true…you see, that I am safe.

My sincere gratitude.

jac said...


Happy to know about the rotfl.

jac said...


Welcome back after a very long time

True, that rainbows are magical, the reason why I ask all to make a wish, including you, silvermOOn !

We also have thunderstorms and lightening here.

Thanks a million for coming back.

jac said...


Even, I need a clock like that to use as a ceiling fan.

Do you need one like that in Canada ?

Thanks for coming.

jac said...


You wish is a full stomach for all, including you ?

You are not selfish at all if your weight is under your control. LOL

jac said...

Thanks for coming

jac said...


Thanks for the compliment and visit too.

Even wondered where you were.

jac said...

Vanathi !

Thanks for the compliments.
Will be with you soon.

jac said...


My pleasure in welcoming you again.

Thanks for the compliments and wishes for a nice vacation.

jac said...

Sujay sukumar

Thank you for being here.

I wish I can do a rain dance along with the natives as I used to do long back.

Yes, I do love nature. You like to be socked in rain ? So I have a partner.

Thanks again.

jac said...


You made your wish ?

I can guarantee that it will come true.
Please let me know otherwise.

jac said...


Rainbows make our life colorful. Make a wish please and ask oilman too to make one too.


jac said...


Very nicely said “Out of the tears a smile shall show itself.”

I am sure that we will see one day that your wish come true, though I doubt that.

jac said...


Welcome to the window to my soul.

Thanks and hope to see you again.

jac said...


You have a very nice theory there.

The colours were always there in fragments and the tiny droplets made it a beautiful sight for us.

We have to thank them for that.

Thanks and I hope to see you more often

jac said...

Tue Jun 27, 03:26:19 PM 2006
Weary hag

You, yourself is like a rainbow…coming all of a sudden with wonderful comments, not forgetting the fact that in the past that you went away with your girlfriend to Hollywood, leaving me high and dry. LOL.

I hope that you remember that incident.

jac said...


OMG ! You tricked me !

When you asked me to come near, I mistook you and then you trapped me in the tag.????

jac said...


It is a lovely poem.

Its rue about the star, the rainbow and the wish, but the pot of Gold is rightfully mine and I kept it for me. After all, I am the one who found it.

The wish will come true even if you write here because I have this privilege from God.

You are still young inside, dot ! so don’t worry.

jac said...

I am back

jac said...

Wonderful one, that too when you were eleven !!!

Don't you write now ?
I would like to see if you still write poetry.

jac said...

Welcome to the window to my soul.

True, that I am lucky to capture it as I had the camera handy, but I don't think that the picture is very brilliant due to a very dark background.

I love the mansoons too as I have been to India during the rains. yes, I do love the smell of the earth, at the first rain.

Come back again as I will be visiting you soon.

jac said...

So you have a wish that you won't disclose fully ????

I hope that it wont clash with mine. LOL

Any way I am back here with my limited presence.

Sumitha said...

Its so rare that we get to see a rainbow right,Lucky you!Wonderful Joke too!