Visual Relief

After three days of unrelenting drought posts, I don’t know about you, but I feel parched!

Back_Forty_Summer_2012_August_16_1111_Pond_Ripple

Nikon D5100 f/10 ISO 800 1/250 s 55-300@55mm – Summer 2012

Although the temperatures have abated some, and there are areas nearby which have received considerable amounts of rain, our little Back Forty is still dry. The vegetation is brown and crispy. Insect noises have abated to near silence.

For some relief from the unrelenting dryness of everything, I can walk up to one of our ponds. We have dubbed this, our largest, Blue Heron Pond.

Here is some visual relief for my followers; enjoy a peaceful break from the drought, contemplating these soft ripples and reflections of sunrise in the blessedly wet pond.

About these ads

4 comments on “Visual Relief

  1. runninghip says:

    Visual relief indeed. Reminder that all things are cyclical.

    • Kyle says:

      Cyclical, indeed. I am just fearful that we are still at the beginning of the heat and drought cycle! Thanks for checking out my post and commenting, too. :-)

  2. Lisa Gordon says:

    What a wonderful photograph this is. I love the reflection.
    We have had a very dry summer here too, but over the past couple of weeks, have gotten some rain. The plants are beginning to recover, but soon comes the cold weather…
    Wishing you a beautiful day!

  3. Kyle says:

    Lisa,
    Thank you! I loved the reflection, too :-)
    We did end up getting some noticeable rain Sunday afternoon, after this was posted. It rained heavily, right after I hung out a load of laundry, for about 10-15 minutes. And the temperatures have moderated so the high was closer to 90 than to 110! Woo hoo!!
    I hope many of your plants like cooler weather, and that truly cold weather holds off for a while yet!
    ~Kyle

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s