Got a set of photos from “Johnny Vic” yesterday. He and his buddy (an 80-year-old bush pilot) were up at their Alaskan gold mine. The hole pictured here at the right? It was the last hole they dug on their trip in June, and it gave up a bit of the shiny stuff. Yep . . . gold. And, if you’ve read my books you know that Johnny Vic and John Victor are always on a quest for adventure and treasure, including that shiny yellow stuff.
In Johnny Vic’s Nautical Adventures, my young hero watches as a man dressed like a Jesuit priest hides bars of gold along the shore of Lake Champlain. And you know what? My brother, the “real” Johnny Vic has a friend who found a gold bar near the lake. It’s not that hard to believe; after all, French voyageurs have lugged gold throughout this country thru the centuries, from the Champlain basin to the Mississippi. Speaking of gold, wouldn’t it be great if there really was a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? And speaking of rainbows, here’s a photo of one that I shot last year at our place, the House of Angels. Want to see more beautiful shots? There are several at our House of Angels website, located at the web address below this picture.
Rainbows. Did you know that in order to see a rainbow there must be rain in the distance in front of you while the sun is shining low to the horizon behind you? There are seven colors in a rainbow, including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Christians believe that the rainbow is an example of God’s covenant not to destroy the world again by floodwaters. One famous oil on canvas was executed by Constantino Brumidi in 1866. It shows George Washington as he’s being propelled heavenward on a rainbow. And below him? It’s lady liberty as she tramples on the power of kings and tyrants. Hmmmm. Where’s lady liberty when you need her?
So, go to: www.ChristsHouseofAngels.org. And, after you finish there, you can click the “about Ann” button to learn about my books.