Downtown Portland viewed from Pittock Mansion. The tall building on the right side of this image is nicknamed "Big Pink".
Not to be confused with Reading Rainbow. I didn't need an alarm to get up the morning I took this. 40 mph winds and hail had been disturbing my sleep all night. With no rest and bleak conditions, I almost stayed in bed and skipped photographing. Grudgingly, I made it out and caught this moment when the hail parted for a period of about 10 minutes. I'm grateful when I'm rewarded for my efforts. As I get older, realizing my efforts don't always guarantee success allows me to appreciate the times they do.