Recently there has been ample “rainbow weather.” Rainbow weather seems to occur when sunlight shines through scattered water droplets or mist. I didn’t catch it on camera, but I saw the largest rainbow I have ever seen last weekend. It was so large, it gathered bystanders who eagerly snapped away photos. Then, 2 days ago while taking my 2-year-old son for a walk, I pointed out a rainbow stretching directly over the house. Since his older sister is obsessed with unicorns, he whispered, “thatsa unicorn rainbow.” Rainbows are beautiful, but I believe another reason why they’re so special is that you never know when, how, or where they’ll pop up next, and just like that, they’re gone. 


Ryan Trapani

Director of Forest Services

Catskill Forest Association