I found the end of the rainbow and it is in Florida!

The end of the rainbow in Avon Park Lakes, Florida

We live in the community of Avon Park Lakes, just northwest of the town of Avon Park, Florida. No one ever knows where that is. We are equally distant from the east and west coasts of the state. Orlando is 65 miles (105 km) northeast of us.

I have never in my life seen the end of the rainbow, although when I was small I rode my bicycle several miles in search of one after a rain, which caused a rainbow to appear.

I swear, Boy Scout’s honor (and I am an Eagle Scout after all), this photo was not altered in any way to produce this rainbow. We had a nice spring rain and while we still had a slight drizzle, there the end of the rainbow appeared under a neighbor’s tree! The only problem is, as anyone can see, the pot of gold was gone! The rainbow was short lived and my wife and I took my phone to the neighbor in whose yard the rainbow ended. She and most everyone else who has seen this picture wonder who took the pot of gold. Some speculate a leprechaun ran off with it, while a few accused me of taking it. A good friend in New York City, who is retired, said he would like to have found such a rainbow, as he could use a few extra dollars in such a high cost of living city.

We will never know what became of the pot of gold. Someone somewhere, maybe close by, is probably living it up now. We would even have shared it with our neighbor had we grabbed it first!

1 Comment

  1. What a lovely article, and what a wonderful picture! I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a picture like it anywhere. Sure and ’twas the wicked leprechauns who took the pot of gold and whisked it off to another hidey-hole. Crafty little devils, they are!


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