Thursday, October 8, 2015

Rainbow Taxi

"Fake" panorama done with PicMonkey, putting together the left and the right photos of the rainbow.
 You can faintly see the double rainbow in this one. Be sure and click on this photo to make it bigger!
Uber does not serve the Stafford/Reno county line. But there's another reliable taxi service, available at a farmer's beck and call ... well, one farmer's beck and call. 
Trying to "stitch" together from Windows Photo Gallery. Kind of interesting!
Running a morning taxi service can throw a kink in your schedule. Sometimes, you leave a farm radio report half finished. You don't necessarily make your 8 AM self-imposed blog posting deadline either.
But there are some perks, too. A full rainbow in the western sky definitely qualifies.

However, trying to figure out your camera's panoramic setting while on a deadline for passenger pickup is not one of the perks. So I cheated and put a couple together when I got back. I never remember that I need a tutorial on the panoramic feature until I'm getting error messages on my camera. That's life, isn't it? 

I was only 5 minutes tardy in my pickup time, despite my brief timeout for photos. I delivered the guys to pick up the seed wheat truck and the pickup and fertilizer trailer "up north," as we call it. Since my chauffeuring duties were done and I was on my own time,  I made a few stops along the way. Even though the rainbow was gone, there was still beauty to be savored ...
to the west ...

... and to the east, where the sun was attempting to peak out from gloomy skies.

I wish all the clouds would have brought more than sprinkles. But they didn't.
This fence marks the border into the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.
Both the refuge and Peace Creek are starting to look like fall.

I still made my KFRM deadline. And I posted a blog. It wasn't at 8 o'clock, but it was posted.

Each day is a gift.

I hadn't had time to read my daily email devotional from Guideposts before my excursion. It couldn't have been more tailor-made for the day:

A Time to Think

Trust God where you cannot see Him. 
Do not try to penetrate the cloud He brings over you; 
 rather look to the bow that is on it. 
The mystery is God's; the promise is yours.
 –John MacDuff, author


  1. You did it all Good job. Clever. Hug B

    1. Well, I'm not sure I got ALL done (I probably should have cleaned my house.) But I will choose rainbows and scenery over housecleaning any day.