Brocken Inaglory: Sprinkler Supernumerary Rainbow and Anticrepuscular rays (Wikipedia Commons)
nikotwâsik poko nikî-itahtopiponân nistam kâ-wâpahtamân ôtînaw. mistahi kîkway nikî-mâmaskâsâpahtîn. ᓂᑯᑤᓯᐠ ᐳᑯ ᓂᑮ ᐃᑕᐦᑐᐱᐳᓈᐣ ᓂᐢᑕᒼ ᑳᐚᐸᐦᑕᒫᐣ ᐆᑏᓇᐤ᙮ ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ ᑮᑿᕀ ᓂᑮᒫᒪᐢᑳᓵᐸᐦᑏᐣ᙮ I was six years old when I first saw a town. I looked at many things with wonder.
“tâpwî mamâhtâwisowak môniyâwak!” nikî-itîthihtîn ispî î-kî-ati-pimitâpasoyâhk kiskinwahamâtowitâpânâskohk kiskinwahamâtowikamikohk isi. î-kî-kanawâpahtamân wâskahikana ikwa î-kî-koskwâpisiniyân pîsimoyâpiy mohcihk î-ohci-pathik owathawîtimiskwâtîmihk piyak môniyâw. “ᑖᐿ ᒪᒫᐦᑖᐏᓱᐘᐠ ᒨᓂᔮᐘᐠ” ᓂᑮᐃᑏᖨᐦᑏᐣ ᐃᐢᐲ ᐄᑮᐊᑎᐱᒥᑖᐸᓱᔮᕽ ᑭᐢᑭᓌᐦᐊᒫᑐᐏᑖᐹᓈᐢᑯᕽ ᑭᐢᑭᓌᐦᐊᒫᑐᐏᑲᒥᑯᕽ ᐃᓯ᙮ ᐄᑮᑲᓇᐚᐸᐦᑕᒫᐣ ᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᓇ ᐃᑿ ᐄ ᑮ ᑯᐢᒁᐱᓯᓂᔮᐣ ᐲᓯᒧᔮᐱᕀ ᒧᐦᒋᕽ ᐄᐅᐦᒋ ᐸᖨᐠ ᐅᐘᖬᐑᑎᒥᐢᒁᑏᒥᕽ ᐱᔭᐠ ᒨᓂᔮᐤ᙮ “These white people are truly gifted!” I thought when we were riding on a school bus to the school. I was watching the houses and I was surprised by a rainbow coming out of the ground just outside of one white person’s house.
“mâmaskâc ôko! î-kaskihtâcik ta-osihtamâsocik pîsimoyâpiy!” “ᒫᒪᐢᑳᐨ ᐆᑯ ᐄᑲᐢᑭᐦᑖᒋᐠ ᑕᐅᓯᐦᑕᒫᓱᒋᐠ ᐲᓯᒧᔮᐱᕀ” “Holy, these people! They are able to make rainbows for themselves!”
mitoni mwîstas kâ-kî-ati-kiskîthihtamân ôma nipiy-siswîwîpinikan îsa î-kî-âpacihtâcik. ᒥᑐᓂ ᒱᐢᑕᐢ ᑳᑮᐊᑎᑭᐢᑮᖨᐦᑕᒫᐣ ᐆᒪ ᓂᐱᕀ ᓯᓻᐑᐱᓂᑲᐣ ᐄᓴ ᐄᑮᐋᐸᒋᐦᑖᒋᐠ᙮ Much later I came to realize that they were using water sprinklers.