Saturday, 19 July 2014

Good Morning, Rainbow.



















It was just gone five on the Friday morn
A sprinkling of rain welcomed the dawn
The rising sun reflected the rain
The emotions I felt, hard to contain
Solar rays kissed the skies
Filled such colour in my eyes
A rainbow or two
A magical view.
Then came the dream
The rainbow stream
Of flowing thoughts
Of hopeful reports
A symbol of change
Time to arrange
That brand new start
That sings in my heart.



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  1. Gary, you are a wonderful poet. And so full of optimism! We need that.

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    1. Hi Alex,

      You are most kind, good sir. A shared optimism that breeds more optimism.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  2. Great poem Gary and I love the images. I swear I saw that second one at a Dead show once. :D

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    1. Hi JoJo,

      Awe, thanks, JoJo. I may have been at the same Grateful Dead concert! :)

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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    1. Hi Joylene,

      Beautiful, Joylene :)

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  4. I hope there will always be rainbows - and stars - and magic in your world. You bring them all to us, it is only fair that you have them too. Hugs.

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    1. Hi Sue,

      You are very kind, dear friend. A sharing of the rainbows, the stars and the magic. A sharing our hearts. Hugs to you, dear Sue.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  5. There is nothing more magical than a rainbow and you spotted a double rainbow. That should bring you double the good fortune.

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    1. Hi Dizzy-Dick,

      A double rainbow and double the magic. I think I saw two pots of gold :) Thank you, good sir.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  6. And he is a poet! That second photo ~ did I miss something in the skies on Friday morning ~ I was probably sleeping :). Have a great week Sir.

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    1. Hi Carol,

      I dabble a bit in poetry. Not like Penny and her pawetry :) You missed a real psychedelic experience, I reckon. Time zones and radios! :) A fine week to you, dear lady.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)









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  7. A good spot, hopefully a brand new start comes all hot to trot

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    1. Ah Pat in the Hatt,

      A spot of fun
      Under glowing sun
      Hot to trot
      Quite a lot.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  8. The rainbow is a symbol of hope and a promise. (As God created it to show Noah there would never be another flood.) Your words are just as hopeful, Gary.

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    1. Hi Diane,

      That is exactly my thought. And Noah told the animals to go forth and multiply. A couple of snakes came up to him and he told them to go forth and multiply. They told him they couldn't multiply because they were Adders.

      Thank you for your hopeful reply, dear Diane.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  9. A rainbow is significant a promise in the sky for you to behold the wonder of life..a dream to be
    revealed..I hope that song continues to sing..

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    1. Hi Truedessa,

      The song of the rainbow, don't you know, makes me sing with a gentle flow. Thank you, my friend.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  10. I'm not the only one up in the wee hours of the morning. I like your rainbow Gary, they are symbolic for me and for a very special reason.
    Thinking of you during this count down time to your new adventure your new journey.
    Good wishes Gary
    R.

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    1. Hi Rose,

      The wee hours seem to call my name. It was a magnificent site on that early Friday morn. May the symbolism of the rainbow forever stay special to you, dear Rose.

      The countdown has begun. Soon the new adventurous journey shall commence. Thank you for your good wishes, my kind friend.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  11. It's impossible to feel sad or down when looking at a rainbow, isn't it? The most gorgeous of all natural phenomena!

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    1. Hi Debra,

      Very true, my lovely friend. Such a magical natural phenomena! :) Thank you, dear Debra.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  12. Beautiful poem Gary, really beautiful. I love rainbows, so the pictures are equally beautiful.

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    1. Hi River,

      That's very nice of you. Thank you. Let's immerse ourselves in the beauty of the double rainbow :) A lovely day to you, dear River.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  13. Hi Gary - it's good to see you being so optimistic about the future .. it bodes well - the rainbow of colours will bring happiness and light to you with your new venture into the world ... take care and hope all goes well .. it's so worth taking in a view of nature and the wonderful land around us ..

    Good luck with all the little last minute things this week .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary,

      Optimism and the symbolic double rainbow definitely made me feel encouraged by the now and the future. The great outdoors beckons and I shall savour it.

      Thanks for your kind, moving wishes and your thoughtful emails, dear Hilary. Try to stay cool and don't work too hard in this heat.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  14. A beautiful poem with stunning images! I second Hilary, and believe this is a sign of your very bright future ahead!

    Julie

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    1. Hi Julie,

      Thanks for the very kind words, my dear friend. I third Hilary and your dear self :)

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  15. Loved it, Gary. Here's to a brand new start.

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    1. Hi Blue,

      Thank you for that
      A brand new start is where it's at! :)

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  16. Sounds like you are really looking forward to this move. Such a positive and uplifting poem. Hope your packing is going well. I believe I saw you comment on someone's post that Penny had to have surgery??????? Is our little blog star doing okay?

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    1. Hi Delores,

      I'm getting very excited about the move and a new beginning. Glad you liked the poem. The packing is just about completed. All I need now is for my son to actually pack some of his stuff. Yes, Penny had surgery to remove a series of fatty lumps. She is recuperating nicely. Hopefully, she can take over this blog real soon :) Thank you for asking, dear Delores.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  17. Good omen for your move Gary. Sounds like you are optimistic. All be best for this week and your new home.

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    1. Hi Jo,

      A good omen, for sure. My optimism is growing stronger as I'm determined to get on with my life. Thank you for those best wishes, dear Jo. A few more days and I shall be typing from another location.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  18. A fine morning to wake up to.

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    1. Hi ditchingthedog,

      I share a cup of good morning coffee with you, my wonderful friend. What a thoughtful vision you have created. Thank you :)

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  19. What an astounding view, Gary. Two rainbows. A gift of hope, of good times to come.
    Thank you for sharing it, my friend.
    I should add my pictures and we will flood the blogosphere with hope and good omens.
    Love and hope,

    Julia

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    1. Hi Julia,

      Ah yes and what a view to start the day. Two rainbows and twice the gift of hope. Good times, hopeful times, are here and now.

      Our pictures of rainbows, a shared message of peaceful symbolism, my dear friend.

      Love and hope to you, dear Julia.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  20. Very nice. I also like that your art begat art like ditchingthedog's line art. If only I had a poetic bone in my body to reply in kind. Thank you for that.

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    1. Hi Pickleope Von Pickleope,

      Why thank you. Ditchingthedog left me agog with such line art straight from the heart. My poetic bone is something I must leave alone :) Thank you, my good friend.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  21. How lovely! You're an amazing poet. Last I heard, you were comforting Penny as a big storm passed through, so I'm glad to see the bad part's gone and everything's rainbows now! :)

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    1. Hi Lexa,

      You are way too nice. Thank you! :) Penny was a quivering wreck during the big storm. And yes, after the storm, the beauty of the double rainbow. Thank you, dear Lexa.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  22. So beautiful Gary!! I love poetry that flows. Such wonderful rhythm of thought and imagery. Simply as perfect as the double rainbow that inspired it.

    And I hope this is an exciting and wonderful new journey in your life. You deserve only the best.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth,

      How very kind. I like to keep the poetry nice and simple. I'm heartened you could relate to the words and the imagery. The inspiration of it all has given me a magical moment.

      The new journey and the new adventure has me remembering my inquisitive nature. You are very nice to me. The best for all of us, dear Elizabeth.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  23. I always think rainbows are a symbol of hope and change too. Glad you are looking ahead with optimism dear Gary.

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    1. Hi Suzanne,

      I totally agree with you. Thank you, dear Suzanne and indeed, I'm going to stay optimistic, no matter what :)

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  24. Lovely post, beautiful photos, and wonderful poem. Rainbows make you smile!

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    1. Hi Martha,

      Thank you, dear Martha. Rainbows and smiles. I like that :)

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  25. Such happiness, and lovely photos. Thank you for sharing this!

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    1. Hi Liza,

      Thank you for being part of the sharing, dear Liza.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  26. Beautiful, positive words. I always feel happy when I see a rainbow.

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    1. Hi Annalisa,

      Very nice of you to say. Rainbows and happy thoughts. Thank you, dear Annalisa.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  27. What a wonderful optimistic and delightful poem Gary!

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    1. Hi Jenny,

      And what a flattering comment. Thank you, dear Jenny :)

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  28. A most heart warming poem, a view I have witnessed many times especially in Spain.
    Thanks for following me, it's great to be back

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    1. Hi Yvonne,

      I'm delighted you liked my poem. The rainbows of Spain. What a spectacle that was cast upon thine eyes, dear lady.

      An honour to link into your wonderful site. I'm heartened you are back. Welcome back :)

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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    1. Hi Mr. R,

      Thank you, my good friend.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  30. And a very good morning to you too!

    Delightful poem along with a gorgeous pic :)

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    1. Gidday Wendy,

      And, I think it's your morning as I type this. Thus, wake up! :)

      Thanks for your very thoughtful words, dear Wendy.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  31. Gary you are a poet and you KNOW it!

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    1. Hi Caren,

      No, not me
      Not really
      Penny helps me with pawetry
      Evidently :)

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  32. **That brand new start

    That sings in my heart**

    yes, a brand new start, Gary. LOVE to you, my sweet Gary. xxxx

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    1. Hi Kim

      The inner chick
      Who makes it tick
      A brand new start
      Right in the heart :)

      Love to you
      This be true.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  33. Hi Gary. I love the poem and I adore the second image. Glorious!

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    1. Hi Denise,

      That's very nice of you. A glorious day to you, dear Denise.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  34. What a beautiful picture, Gary. I love rainbows and when they are doubled it's like an extra special gift. Great poem!

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    1. Hi Elsie,

      Thanks for that and what a cooperative rainbow :) A double delight came into sight. Glad you liked the poem. Thank you, dear Elsie.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  35. Love the pictures, Gary. Your poetry is simply amazing. How have you been?

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    1. Hi Rachna,

      Glad you loved the pictures and my attempt at poetry. I've been in the midst of a moving situation and I'm staying calm, dear Rachna. Hope all is well with you, my friend.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  36. A beautiful picture! Did you find a pot of gold? Or just a bowl of Lucky Charms?

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    1. Hi Al,

      Thank you, kind sir. I found two pots of gold and a couple of irate Leprechauns. I grabbed the Lucky Charms because they're magically delicious :)

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  37. Beautiful words, Gary. And so is that brand new start!
    Here's to a brighter future :)

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    1. Hi Kim,

      Very kind of you to say. A brand new start and a brighter future for us both, dear Kim :)

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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    1. Hi Mina,

      What a beautiful comment. Thank you, dear friend.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  39. I dunno if you and your wee people found a pot of gold or not, but your poem is pure gold. Rainbows are uplifting, and so are your words. Now, just hold onto that rosy feeling of optimism as long as you can.

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    1. Hi Susan,

      The wee folks were partying with a couple of Leprechauns :) Thanks for such a golden response to my poem. The rosiness is glowing in my cheeks as in the ones on my face :) Thank you for such a thoughtful comment, dear Susan.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  40. What a lovely photo and poem to go with it. Every day's a new day... Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Lisa,

      Most kind of you, dear friend. Every day, in every way, we get better and better. My pleasure to share, dear Lisa. Thank you.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  41. I thought of one word when I saw that second picture: "Trippy!"

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    1. Hi Stephanie,

      Coincidentally, that's the exact word I used about that photo on um "Farcebook." Far out and trippy, maaaaannnn! :)

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  42. I love rainbows! What a beautiful and magical way to start the day. :) Excellent words to go with the photos.
    ~Jess

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    1. Hi Jess,

      Rainbows love you! :) I'm thankful that this was a beautiful, magical start to your day. Thank you for such compliments, dear Jess.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  43. Every day a new beginning, and every hope sparkles with light and color.
    Laura
    x

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    1. Hi Laura,

      How lovely to see you! :) Must check out what's happening. I love your uplifting words, dear Laura. Thank you. x

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  44. My mom told me when I was little that rainbows were a sign of promises. Your poem is beautiful.

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    1. Hi Gossip_Grl,

      Your mother was a wise lady. Thank you for liking my poem, dear lady.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  45. I always feel good when there's a rainbow in the sky.

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    1. Hi Medeia,

      May thine eyes witness many more rainbows :)

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  46. What an uplifting post Gary, my friend. New beginnings are a beautiful thing. Wishing you a wonderful day and evening sir.

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    1. Hi Keith,

      Why thank you, kind sir. New beginning created from the now are filling my senses with renewed hope and the symbolism of the double rainbow. A peaceful, positive day to you, Keith.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  47. Your words are filled with such amazing color and hope.

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    1. Hi Lady Lilith,

      How very kind of you. May the words dance in your heart, dear lady.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  48. Always makes me smile to come here, Gary. Beautiful post.

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    1. Hi Julie,

      I'm smiling knowing you're smiling :) Thank you for your flattering thoughts, dear Julie.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  49. Hi Gary; It's been so long since I've been here I almost feel like a stranger. I know you have these changes coming up and they can be daunting indeed however I also know that you are a strong and positive thinker and you will get through the next little while with your usual aplomb. I love your photos always and the poetry is lovely. Nice change from the norm, eh? I look forward to hearing all about your adventures getting to this oh so important next chapter of your life. Love you, and be gentle with yourself.

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    1. Hey Heather,

      Never a stranger, my lovely friend. Welcome, Heather, welcome! We are both going through a similar phase at almost the same time. Your what the heck and go for it attitude has always inspired me, my dear friend. Like you, I shall face any challenges and get them sorted.

      I thank you for such complimentary words. We are both having adventures to share. Kelowna is better for having you live there. I shall take very good care as I know you will. Enjoy your adventure as I cheer you on. Thank you, dear Heather.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  50. Beautiful! Rainbows bring a lot of joy :)

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    1. Hi Jemi,

      You are the rainbow teacher with the rainbow students. Thank you, dear Jemi.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  51. This is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Gina,

      Thank you for saying that, dear Gina.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  52. You're a great poet. I wish I could write poetry like that. I loved it.

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    1. Hi Carol,

      Wow, thanks for that, my flattering friend. I merely dip my toe in the sea of poetry. Very kind of you, dear Carol.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  53. Such uplifting words...what a way to start the day or for me, I great way to end the day.

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    1. Hi Mildred,

      Thank you very much for that. I appreciate it. Your words are most kind. Be well, my good friend.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  54. What a lovely poem and pictures. That is a fine way to start the day. :) Enjoy your week.

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    1. Hi Christine,

      I'm glad you liked it. Such a magical morning moment. Thank you, dear Christine. Enjoy the rest of your week.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  55. Hi Gary, what lovely words, reading them made my heart happy! I’ve missed your posts while I’ve been away. Love to you and Penny

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    1. Hi Barbara,

      That's very nice of you. How encouraging that it could make your heart happy. Lovely to see you back after your vacation. Love from Penny and I, here mere human :)

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  56. *smile* Did your supernatural Penny leap across the sky and create that streak of color just to inspire your poem? ;)

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    1. Hi Crystal,

      Smile and say cheese, loads and loads of cheese, please :) How did you know that Penny did that? Wow, the secret's out! :)

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  57. I loved your poem Gary!
    Rainbows are amazing!

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    1. Hi Michelle,

      Thank you, lovely Michelle :) Rainbows and your kind self, amazing!

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  58. I needed a few rainbows today, and look what we have here :)

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    1. Hi Damyanti,

      Rainbows and more rainbows. There you be, my dear friend :)

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  59. Lovely Gary :D May you find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow in the form of many happy times in your new abode x

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    1. Hi All Consuming,

      I'm heartened by that. Thank you, dear Michelle. I shall stash the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow in my new abode. You must keep this a secret! :) x

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  60. Your words bring a smile and comfort too
    Blessings you bestow through all that you do
    As the season unfolds
    Many gifts may it hold
    For you, dear Gary,
    Deserve magic untold.

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    1. Hi Robyn,

      What wonderful prose
      The blessing grows
      Seasons of hope
      With gifts of cope
      Thank you, dear friend
      Magic I send.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  61. Nice Gary. Hope you have a rainbow conection with all your brand new starts.

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    1. Hi DAVID,

      Thank you, kind sir. "A rainbow connection with all your brand new starts." Most excellent and thank you for that thought.

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  62. Now I know that if I look for the end of the rainbow, I will find you in your new home!

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    1. Hi Susan,

      Thank you and soon I will see you from that other side of the rainbow :)

      Rainbow wishes, your way,

      Gary :)

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  63. Beautiful poem Gary! Everyone has said it all in their comments above, I agree with them!! Happy Weekend!

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    1. Hi Diane,

      That's very nice of you to say. I shall agree with the above comments, also :) A happy rest of your weekend, dear Diane.

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  64. Lovely poem, Gary! I like "solar rays kissed the skies." Enjoy your new home! May it bring you plenty more rainbows.

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    1. Hi Shannon,

      I thank you kindly for that. I'm so looking forward to my new home. I reckon is is surrounded by rainbows. Be well, dear lady. A lovely weekend to you.

      Gary :)

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I do try to comment back to each commenter individually. However, I might have to shorten my replies or give a group thank you. That way, I can spend more time commenting on your blogs. Thank you and peace, my friend.