City spectrum

A few days ago

we had a refreshing

rainy break.


Looking outside my window,

I noticed something strange between the buildings.

The space between a building and a chimney

was oddly colored.

I realized it was a rainbow✻

but I caught it at its birth

and very low.

Not spectacular

but very interesting

to watch it climbing up

faintly coloring the city

and fade away



It reminded me of a watercolor I did sometime ago:

A little Chakra Tree II

Watercolor painting Β© Marina Kanavaki

The spectrum colors [red, orange , yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet] are also the colors of the seven Chakras.


Happy Hump Day!

…and a colorful one too


✻ A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicoloured circular arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun. [source: Wikipedia ]

36 replies »

  1. How neat, dear Marina!
    The birth of a rainbow sounds like a song or book title. It is faint, but I do see it!
    A little Chakra Tree II could also be called A Little Rainbow Tree. It’s a very beautiful painting.
    Whatever you did to the opening photo is fantastic!
    Sending love and hugs! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooo

  2. That’s quite a difference in intensity between the faint rainbow you photographed and your panoramic watercolors with such saturated hues. Did you consider enhancing the colors in the photograph to make the rainbow stand out a little more?

  3. How amazing to see a rainbow forming, with the landscape as its backdrop rather than sky. Of course the sky kisses the ground everywhere, just like water droplets. They surround us!

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