The first day of autumn made a grand appearance in Juneau this morning, displaying for us the most spectacular rainbow I've ever seen.
What made it spectacular was not just that it was a double rainbow, or that it arched all the way across the sky. It was the brilliant, vivid colors against the dark sky -- not the wispy, barely-there bands you often see in rainbows.
I saw it outside my window just as I woke up, and of course immediately raced outside with my camera. (Wearing a thin short-sleeve shirt instead of my jacket. So there was a lot of teeth-chattering.) The sun was just barely coming up, and the colors were absolutely brilliant against the dusky sky.
These pictures don't do it justice. But this is the rainbow all of Juneau was talking about today.