When there’s smoke, look down.

Posted: August 27, 2021 in Travel
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When there’s smoke blurring/covering the distant views, look down! The close views were still beautiful as these bejeweled flowers perfectly demonstrate. After almost a year and a half in Arizona, I appreciate water drops on flowers (or anything) even more, although while we were gone, Arizona got quite a lot of rain. We did get some rain in the first week at the cabin. It’s quite lovely to sit on the deck/porch while it rains, reading, relaxing, and sipping tea or a beer.

Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.”
― Bill Watterson, The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book

Despite the smoke dulling things a bit and the fact that it was August, the flowers were still prolifically colorful.

“I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.”
― Edna St. Vincent Millay

Always a beautiful view from the opposite end of the lake looking back at one of the cabins (not ours.)

“A little tranquil lake is more significant to my life than any big city in the world”
― Munia Khan

  1. Tish Farrell says:

    So lovely, Janet. Harebells. We have them here too at this time of year. They like stony places.

  2. Dan Antion says:

    The photo of that flower is lovely.

  3. lolaWi says:

    love the waterdrops! beautiful!

  4. rugby843 says:


    Sent from my iPhone


  5. JT Twissel says:

    A fitting pairing of versus to pics! I love the rain.

  6. Amy says:

    Lovely raindrops on the blue flowers! Beautifully captured, Janet.

  7. Oh, it was so pretty and full of flowers in bloom!! Good idea looking down. 😀🌺

  8. Such beautiful flowers. I get such a sense of peace from these photos, and the clarity of the water droplets is stunning.

  9. Wonderful statement by Edna St. Vincent Millay ~ like your photos it shares beauty without harming the source.

  10. Calming, elegant images, Janet. 🌞

  11. Resa says:

    Beautiful shots, and I love that quote!

  12. Resa says:

    The Edna St. Vincent Millay quote!

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