Driving home this afternoon on the Taconic gave us some spectacular views, but this magnificent rainbow and its subtle brother was a wonderful surprise. My husband took beautiful pictures while I was driving, I was impressed at their clarity when we got home and I got the chance to look them over, he captured the startling vibrancy of the rainbow’s colors. I had never seen a rainbow as bright as this one, what a gift from Mother Nature . In Greek mythology, the rainbow was considered the bridge to the gods on Mount Olympus, Iris was the goddess of the rainbow and she used it in her duties as messenger to the gods. I could imagine a beautiful maiden gliding up and down the rainbow, traveling between the heavens and Earth, barely visible due to her speed and the distracting beauty of the rainbow. Greek mythology had such lovely stories to explain the world to the ancient Greeks.