Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Double Wow!

This morning, after the rain, we were treated to an amazing full double rainbow - very vivid. It was so huge that I couldn't capture all of it in one shot, but thanks to the panoramic software that came with my new camera, I was able to stitch the bottom two photos into the one you see at the top! Pretty cool, huh? And if you double click on the photo, you'll be able to see a full screen shot.

This was also a very long-lasting rainbow. We noticed it just as I was finishing cooking our banana pancakes. I paused long enough to snap a few photos, then we came in and ate, cleared the table and parts of the rainbow were still visible! Incredible.

The rain has stopped, so I'm inspired to get some laundry done and hung up before we go to Debi and Bob's for lunch and cribbage lessons. I'm telling you, this retired life is rough...

We have a new Spanish teacher, Elinor, or Leonor in Spanish. She is the first grade teacher at the Sandy Bay Alternative School where we've been meeting at the end of the school day. She is replacing Esmerelda who had her plate too full to continue with us. We like Elinor. She is a native Honduran, grew up on the mainland and came to the island at age 5. She really worked us and gave us 9 personal information type questions to practice as homework, plus we are to write down 5 English phrases we want to learn in Spanish. Lots of class interaction. In 2 weeks, we will have an exam on all these questions - an oral exam. She is taking us to visit her mother who only speaks Spanish and we each have to ask her mother these questions! Now that's a practical exam. We are all much more serious about doing homework...

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Jeanette - I've never seen anything like this unbelievably beautiful rainbow!

    love you -