After rain and more rain, then came this.  Here are two photos taken at 8:01 am today by Philip Hones from the north shore, west end.  What causes a rainbow?  NOAA says “A rainbow is caused by sunlight and atmospheric conditions. Light enters a water droplet, slowing down and bending as it goes from air to denser water. The light reflects off the inside of the droplet, separating into its component wavelengths–or colors. When light exits the droplet, it makes a rainbow.”   Or, make up your own story to fit the needs of the day.

The photo below was taken by Andrew Lajdziak one minute later at 8:02 am from the east end, south shore.  You can see the Yacht Club docks to the west.

In case you’re saying “enough rain already.”  If there is such a thing as reversion to the mean in measuring precipitation, consider the result if we had received this in the form of snow in January.