I know its moods; its sunny overbearing exuberance, its threatening and yet beautiful summer storms, its winter icy blizzards, its fall foliage kaleidoscope, and even its few cloudy, dreary days. I can sense the rains coming hours away and predict when the officially-predicted storms will go around us. I curse, sometimes, at the fickle nature of this land, like the thousands before who washed up on these prairies, but I love her always.
I'll leave you here tonight, at the southwest caress of the rainbow onto the prairie. You can click, if you wish, on the perfect iPhone panorama below of the complete double rainbow and enlarge it to full glory. Stare in awe as long as you like, just as I did on first sight of it. This rainbow tonight has welcomed the sunshine back to the prairie, chased the heat of summer from the Flint Hills, and reminded ProfessorRoush that life is more beautiful and precious with the passing of each moment.