Rainbow maker

Three small rainbows near a light fitting
Rainbows on the ceiling

I bought myself a rainbow maker. It’s a like plastic box that fastens onto a window with a suction cap. There’s a tiny solar panel on top which generates enough power to twirl a couple of prisms, and that sends rainbows dancing all around the room. I’ve always been a big kid about rainbows, and I love it.

Of course it only works while direct sunlight hits the prisms, so only for a few hours on sunny mornings. In a way that’s almost better, because I really appreciate it when it happens.

Rainbow on the sofa

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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