Rainbows / by Karie Luidens


And with the rains come the rainbows.

When the monsoon season comes each here, Albuquerque evenings have the magic recipe for rainbows. The clouds that have blown across the city come up against the Sandia Mountains to the east and shed silvery walls of rain in the distance, while the sun descends in clear skies to the west, casting everything in gold. Out of that alchemy comes a shimmering arc of color over us all—sometimes two.