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Exactly why you should not stand under a tree in the rain. Wow - the lightning strike follows all the way along the roots... we've had a lot of lightning here in Houston the past two weeks. Glad I wasn't hanging out under that tree at the bus stop.

Cloud spiral in the sky. An Iridescent (Rainbow) Cloud in Himalaya. The phenomenon was observed early morning on October 18, 2009

*The phenomenon, called a Sun-dog, happens when ice crystals appear in clouds and refract the sun's rays.

"Rainbow Eucalyptus trees on Maui, Hawaii The phenomenon is caused by patches of bark peeling off at various times and the colors are indicators of age. A newly shed outer bark reveals bright greens which darken over time into blues and purples and then orange and red tones."