Rainbows, Sun Halos and Moonbows!

“In every walk with nature, one receives more than one seeks”   John MuirRainbows  034

Rainbows  027We had many special experiences in Yosemite. And some of the more magical moments came in the form of multiple rainbows, sun halos and moonbows too!  A moonbow is just like a rainbow, only it’s produced by the light of the full moon.  Who knew?

We’ve shared photos of some of the rainbows we saw on previous posts about our Yosemite visit. But we saved some more photos of those as well as photos of others for last.

There was the beautiful sun halo that appeared while we were huffing and puffing up Upper Yosemite Fall Trail to Columbia Rock. A double halo!  With El Cap in the background.Rainbows  025

Rainbows  029Rainbows  028There was the “expected” rainbow on the Mist Trail to the top of Vernal Fall. But we didn’t expect a double rainbow, nor a rainbow inside the rock arch by the waterfall.Rainbows  030

Then there was the absolutely perfect rainbow that appeared after the rain while we were standing at Tunnel View, with the valley, El Cap and Bridalveil Falls in the background.

An incredible moment that we’ll never forget.

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