A low rainbow shines beneath a retreating thunderstorm at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park.
On my way home from Waterton Lakes I drove through a thunderstorm, then watched it retreat and the Sun break through in the west. I was hoping for a rainbow in the east, and sure enough, one appeared.
With the Sun still high in the late afternoon sky, the rainbow was low, with just a small arc appearing above the horizon.
By good luck, I was passing the hilltop Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, a beautiful museum interpreting the history of the Siksika Nation, and a great place to look out over the prairie.
These photos look down a line of rock cairns running from the interpretive centre to the hilltop cemetery in the distance, below the arc of the bow.
This wider angle image gives the context, with the bow at the bottom of the thundercloud, and fresh blue sky above.
I love the mountains but it’s nice to be back home on the prairies where we can see the wide horizon.
– Alan, July 20, 2014 / © 2014 Alan Dyer