Photo by Tom Caruso. Taken from Railroad Row in White River Junction on Monday, April 30, 2018. “Sometimes in the throes of winter, it’s hard to remember what a beautiful place the upper valley can be,” Tom wrote on Facebook. “Then all of a sudden, it hits you right in the face.”
Shortly before 7 p.m. on Monday, I looked out my kitchen window in White River Junction and thought, “Holy smokes! Look at that sky!”
It was dark and cloudy to the east while the sun was dropping low in the west, illuminating houses and trees in golden light against a deep, moody backdrop.
So I took a walk around my neighborhood, ending up on Highland Avenue (near Hartford’s high and middle schools), where I saw a little sliver of rainbow (my picture is below).
Turns out, around that time, Tom Caruso (whose picture is above) and a bunch of other Upper Valley residents — particularly in the core of White River Junction and West Lebanon — were taking in the same sight.
It’s kind of neat to think about a bunch of people looking up at the same thing across a region, so this post includes a bunch of their pictures (all used with permission). The map below marks where the photos were shot.
From the Lyme Fire Department: “Making sure on a beautiful Saturday that the hydrant at Post Pond is still full of rainbows.” (LFD photograph)
From the Hartford Fire Department: “Members of HFD A-Shift spent time studying one of our many new buildings! “Pre-plans” help firefighters know the ins and outs of a building before an incident occurs, so that they can be most effective during emergency situations.” (HFD photograph)