Two Odd Things

We had crossed the highway on the way to the creek when John said, “Look! A rainbow!”

The sun was shining brightly behind us, and there were no rain clouds in sight. We noted that the air was quite humid. I figured it was a Maundy Thursday miracle. God made something out of nothing, and who were we to make nothing of it? I was pleased that the rainbow had a proper arch to it, unlike the flat one I wrote about not long ago.

Mountain to mountain rainbow

After we came up the steep hill, we found our road blocked by an 18-wheeler. It was still inching backwards. We walked well away from it, and as we came up to the cab, the driver hopped out. To his credit, he uttered no expletives, just complained bitterly about the GPS. He had driven all the way to the big bend in the road before realizing there was no way out. Neighbor Mark came from his house and asked where he was headed. He needed to be at Oaks Unlimited on the highway. The men put their heads together and decided the best way to proceed was to back out and continue on the narrow country road until he came to the previous entrance to I-40. It would be making a big loop, but it beat getting stuck in the ditch trying to turn the other way. Mark walked one way and we the other to stop traffic, if needed.

After the truck drove off, I went to Connie’s porch and chatted with her while John and Mark talked on the road. The big rig didn’t come back. We noted that other vehicles came by, so the fellow must have made it out of the area.

31 thoughts on “Two Odd Things

  1. Oh, poor guy. That’s the trouble with country roads. Daddy had one that if he went straight, there’d be no way out except for going into the cow pasture, but my cousin keeps the gate locked. Fortunately, he was kind enough to leave a key with daddy. Now if daddy wasn’t home, the poor trucker would be outa luck.

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  2. So happy and warmed to see the rainbow- we saw it through your eyes- seems like the promise of him being there watching over us to me- like Noah’s rainbow.
    Glad that the driver made it out of that road without harming himself or his cargo or others.
    Happy Easter.
    Susie

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  3. Well, hell’s bells, as my late aunt would have said about such things as these! I like your photos, but talk about opposite sorts of happenings. Happy Easter, Anne

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  4. My middle son would be in full sympathy with the truck driver as he also drives a semi and has been in some tight spots.
    Your rainbow is a beautiful promise Anne. I am so glad you captured it with your camera.

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    1. I was surprised the rainbow was visible at all. Most of my shots are duds.

      John and I were glad neighbor Mark was there, because he knew more about what to do than we did. I hope the truck driver has a lovely Easter.

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  5. Whew, it looks like a tight spot for a truck. It’s good that you and your neighbors were able to assist the driver in figuring out how to safely get to where he needed to be.

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    1. Rainbows are special. We’ve seen vibrant ones more often in the South than when we lived up North. We used to be surrounded by trees, so maybe the rainbows were there where we couldn’t even spot them.

      Would you say there was a difference between your last area and the present one?

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