Craig Tooley photographed a rare fire rainbow. Actually, if you look closely, there are two fire rainbows.
This phenomenon is more properly called a circumhorizontal arc. Rather than a rainbow, it is an ice halo, caused by ice crystals in cirrus clouds. It is rare to see one.
Here is one taken by Susan Cerruti. The fire rainbow appeared over the Cypress Center in Gualala
And another by Don Spear.
They are beautiful to see, that's for sure! Thanks to Craig, Susan, and Don for allowing me to share their photos with you here. To see much more of Craig's nature photography, here is the link: www.ruffimage.com