Smoky season is definitely over! The skies are constantly changing--clear and beautiful one minute, pounding rain the next, then clear again. Visibility is almost unrestricted over the jungles of Borneo-- that is if you're not fighting to get around a line of rapidly building tropical thunder storms! But more on that in a later post.
Starting a few weeks ago we've been getting wonderful, huge thunderstorms, day and night. I love weather! I love watching it from the porch, from the plane--from anywhere. It's always fascinated me, and being a pilot is a bonus b/c I get to see a lot of it up close. Over the last few weeks we've seen a rather strange weather phenomenon several times over...all from the comfort of our tiny, little porch with a very limited view of the horizon.
As the late afternoon sun (about 30 minutes before sunset) shines up through the super high levels of moisture and ice crystals in the cirrus clouds, framed in the foreground by the tops of massive, developing thunderstorms over the mainland of Borneo, it creates gorgeous rainbows--well sort of. Technically they're not true rainbows, but you get the idea. They're very colorful and constantly changing. These are a few of the freeze frames that I've grabbed to give you a glimpse of what they look like.
Isn't our Creator amazing?!