Double rainbows really ARE amazing to see.
I was running in the park yesterday when I looked up and saw it, just as I was passing the fountain. It only lasted a few more minutes before it faded into the clouds. I didn't have my phone on me, so I had to try to draw it.
Blessings abound. Thanks for reading.
[4-panel full-color wordless comic of a girl with a braid jogging in Central Park, as it's starting to rain. Next panel in sequence, she is shown hunched with a scowl as the rain falls. Another beat and she looks upward again with surprise. Final panel splash, she has come to a halt in front of the Bethesda Fountain, at sundown, sky lit up in golden hues and the arc of a double rainbow brushed across the last sunlight coming through the clouds.]
Update: This is a new version of the comic! I learned from my friend, cartoonist and author Brian Fies, that I got the rainbows backwards on my first try. (I drew them as identical rainbows.) The colors of the outer rainbow are a mirror of the inner rainbow because sunlight makes one more reflection inside the drop of rain, which is also why the outer rainbow is lighter, since light loses intensity with every reflection. Grateful to Brian for the correction! Here is the updated drawing:
Perfect last panel. Love how the rainbows leave the borders of the comic.
Connie, I just had a flash!
Take this cartoon and expand the last panel to add detail to this particular place in Central Park, add rainbows and voila!
A New Yorker Cover!
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