Somewhere Over the Rainbow, St Lucie River/Indian River Lagoon

Rainbow over the St Lucie River/Indian River Lagoon or Atlantic Ocean? (Jensen Beach, 2-8-15, Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch)
Rainbow over the St Lucie River/Indian River Lagoon or is it the Atlantic Ocean?  (Photo Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, Jensen Beach, 2-8-15.)

Somewhere over the rainbow, 
Way up high
, There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby… Somewhere over the rainbow, Skies are blue,  And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true…. Someday I’ll wish upon a star, 
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me, 
Where troubles melt like lemon drops, 
Away above the chimney tops, 
That’s where you’ll find me…. Somewhere over the rainbow,  Blue birds fly,  Birds fly over the rainbow,  Why then, oh why can’t I? If happy little blue birds fly beyond the rainbow, 
Why oh why can’t I?” —Judy Garland

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HRa4X07jdE)

 

Rainbows are symbolic of dreams and of promises….

This amazing rainbow and perfectly timed sailboat were photographed on February 8th, 2015. Many other people from many different locations along the Indian River Lagoon region also photographed the rainbow that day.

This rainbow post has been so popular on Facebook that I thought I’d write about it and share some more photos of it today. It keeps popping back up!

I witnessed this incredible natural phenomenon while walking with my childhood friend, Eric Potsdam, who is now a professor of Linguistics at University of Florida. It was a double rainbow and at times, appeared to be with in 30 feet of where we were standing.

As stated in HOW THINGS WORK, “a rainbow does not actually exist at a location in the sky, but rather is an optical phenomenon whose apparent position depends on the observer’s location;” of course this is why some people photographed the rainbow over the rivers, and others over the ocean, and still others over the land….

This is also why when you’re chasing the “pot of gold,” you never quite get there, but you really do! 🙂

Eric and I as taken by a walker by...
Eric and I as taken by a walker by…
Somewhere Over the Rainbow, St Lucie River/Indian River Lagoon...(Photo Jensen Beach Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch)
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How Does a Rainbow Work?” (https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061201145943AA9SHCB)

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Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch Facebook page since Feb 8th, 2015
Miraculous rainbow at Jensen Beach this afternoon.

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Rebecca Fatzinger love this with the sailboat in it!
February 8 at 6:25pm · Unlike · 1

Cecilia Beaux Gorgeous.
February 8 at 6:46pm · Unlike · 1

Stefani Campo Hughes Serreal
February 8 at 7:01pm · Unlike · 1

Jerry McComas Postcard picture.
February 8 at 7:09pm · Unlike · 1

Alexis Tolis Stone Amazing picture!
February 8 at 7:13pm · Unlike · 1

Michelle Richey Little piece of heaven in our backyard!
February 8 at 7:15pm · Unlike · 1

Cindy Sanchelli-Capwell I’m speechless. Gods gifts at its finest!
February 8 at 7:26pm · Unlike · 1

Cabot Lord Over Sewalls Point as well this late afternoon.
Cabot Lord’s photo.
February 8 at 7:30pm · Unlike · 2

Rainbow as seen by Cabot Lord. (2-8-15)
Rainbow as seen by Cabot Lord. (2-8-15)

Lynda Heemsath South Sewalls pt rd!
Lynda Heemsath’s photo.
February 8 at 7:36pm · Unlike · 2

As seen by Lynda Heemsath, south Sewall's Point- 2-8-15.
As seen by Lynda Heemsath, south Sewall’s Point- 2-8-15.

Patty Duquette Beautiful!
February 8 at 7:45pm · Unlike · 1

Tracy Chase Barnes Miraculous is definitely the word. When we saw it I said to Doug that I understand how it works with reflective light and all, but to have those perfect 7 colors come out like that every time is absolutely a miracle
February 8 at 8:54pm · Unlike · 4

Patti Strait It was truly a gorgeous sight!!
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Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch beautiful shots!
February 9 at 12:07am · Like · 1

Lynda Heemsath time for bed Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch!!!!
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Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch Lynda Heemsath I KNOW! I have got to GO TO BED! U 2
February 9 at 12:31am · Like · 1

Marguerite Krute So beautiful for all of us to enjoy. It made the television news.
February 9 at 7:12am · Unlike · 1

Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch cool!
February 9 at 8:14am · Like

Dinah V Pulver Gorgeous!
February 9 at 8:44am · Unlike · 1

Sunni Kittrell Ashforth So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
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Patricia Haney Just takes your Breath away!
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Patrick Stracuzzi Amazing thank you
February 25 at 6:44am · Unlike · 1

Karen Christy Beautiful
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Elsie Scheuerlein Long Incredible!
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Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch It really was. A miracle of creation.
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Elsie Scheuerlein Long The sailboat really adds to it too.
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Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch
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Keri West Promises from heaven. We need some answered prayers for our lagoon
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Patti Kennedy I knew there had to be a beautiful rainbow somewhere. I was looking for it when the sun came out after this cloudy day. What a great photo
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Debra Duvall Amazing shot of our beautiful area
10 hours ago · Unlike · 2

Paige Lyons Wow!!!!
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Patti Kennedy The sailboat is perfectly placed!
9 hours ago · Unlike · 1

Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch I was pure chance and perfect timing. I waited just for that ideal moment. Such a rare moment!
9 hours ago · Like · 1

Valli B. Seidle Great Picture.,,,thanks…
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