Double rainbow was the most wonderful sight – Hayley Matthews

We have all been seeing more than our share of rainbows this last year – rainbows in people’s windows to thank the NHS, rainbows on jumpers, rainbows on mugs and everything else in between.

By Hayley Matthews
Friday, 5th November 2021, 4:45 pm
A double rainbow appears in the sky near Hayley Matthews' house
A double rainbow appears in the sky near Hayley Matthews' house

There have literally been rainbows arching everywhere, other than the sky, it seems to me.

I have always loved seeing a rainbow stretching over the sky like a big bright hug.

And then, during the week, I genuinely saw the most vibrant, colourful and almost fluorescent rainbow from my garden. I then realised it was a double rainbow.

I instantly went to grab my phone to take a few pictures however, they just do not do it justice. You might be thinking “what was so special about it?” Or “a rainbow is a rainbow, how spectacular could it be?”

But if you know, you know, and if you had seen it, I am sure that you would have been gobsmacked too. I was not the only person to notice how absolutely striking and exceptionally colourful it was, as a colourful stream of Edinburgh rainbow pictures flooded onto social media.

I can't stop thinking about it and genuinely in all my years, it has been the brightest thing I think I have ever seen in the sky.

Maybe a sign of a brighter future to come and hopefully a pot of gold is close too! The rainbow literally stretched right over my home so if I find the pot of gold, I'll be sure to share it out.

The photographs don't do the brilliance of rainbow justice, Hayley says

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