Visual Relief

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


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.

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:

    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!


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