Early yesterday morning, I noticed that the sky was an unusual color and wanted to see if I could capture it on film, but I was running late for work, and I could see a big storm heading our way. When I saw this early morning rainbow, I went back in for my camera. I didn't do any editing so the rainbow is hard to see. It looks like a pink streak just to the right of the tree. Soon it turned into a double rainbow, much brighter than this picture. It was odd in a couple of ways. As far as I can remember, this is the first time I have ever seen a rainbow in the morning in the west before the rain. All of the other rainbows I have seen have been in the east, in the afternoon, after the rain. As I drove down the road, I was able to watch the rainbow for several miles. This was the first time that the rainbow came to an end in front of the trees. Always before, it disappeared behind the tree line.
Thanks to Anna for bringing my "Culture" page honor to my attention. This is the third time I have been featured. Mary Dawson, one of my neighbors, is also featured today. Congratulations, Mary!
I went to the doctor today to find out why my knee has been killing me. It didn't take long for him to see that I don't have any cartilage left in my right knee. No wonder it hurt all the time!
He gave me a cortisone shot, and a prescription for some stronger pain meds. Ultimately I will need to get the knee replaced, but he is willing to try joint fluid treatments with hyaluronic acid to try to buy some more time. I don't want to last longer than my new knee! He also wants me to lose some more weight before he operates. I managed to lose 8 pounds earlier this year, but I've found half of it back again. LOL But facing upcoming surgery may be the motivation I need to be serious about knocking off a few more pounds. Ironically, I got an email today from a first cousin of mine who is my age, and she is facing the same problem. Her mom and dad are both in their 90s, so we have the possibility of being around for quite a few years yet.