by Elouise

sparkling raindrops
fly headlong through sunlight —
cascade of diamonds

It happened so fast I almost missed it. Leafless trees shaking off fresh rain highlighted by a sudden burst of blazing sun that captured millions of diamonds flying through the air. Within seconds the sun had retreated behind gray storm clouds and everything looked as it was before. Wet.

It made my day. One of those sudden gifts, unanticipated, fleeting, and rare. Everything lined up just right, including my head turning to look out the window. Except for this. That’s not my photo above. It’s a substitute for the real thing stored in my memory.

© Elouise Renich Fraser, 25 January 2018
Photo found at staticflicker.com