“I’m Always Chasing Rainbows”, it seems.  I grab my camera and run out into our gardens to take photos of the most lovely rainbows seen anywhere on earth.  Boquete is famous for rainbows, as you know if you’ve read much about Boquete.

As I’m focusing my camera, I’m singing that song about rainbows.  The tune is unforgettable, probably because it was written by Frederic Chopin back in the early 1800s.  If you’d like to hear the tune, go to Wikipedia and scroll down to the recording of “Fantasie Impromptu”.


The words were written by Joseph McCarthy and it was published in 1918 for the Broadway show, “Oh, Look”.  Since then, over 50 recording artists have recorded it, including Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland and Liberace.  It’s no wonder I sing that song on my way to record rainbows in Boquete!rainbowcloud

As I’m seeing all these rainbows, I try to focus in on the deepest colors and I try to get as much in the frame as I can.  People with wide lenses get gorgeous shots.  See the one at www.boquete.org, it’s an amazing photo.  This rainbow may have been enhanced a bit, but I’ve seen them exactly like that one, from the same location.

One of these photos is of a triple rainbow taken from my balcony and another of a rainbow above the castle next door. I chase rainbows all over Boquete!

My favorite photo is the one I took of the “rainbow cloud’.  It might not be a real rainbow at all.  Does anyone know what is is?

When you come to Boquete, be sure to bring your camera and carry it with you at all times.  You’ll find rainbows when you least expect them, and you don’t want to be caught in the chase without your camera.