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Summer Rain

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Heat and humidity build over the course of a standard summer day, until it feels as though you’re being smothered with a damp towel every time you set foot outside. Relief comes only when the sky finally breaks open and beats the flames back with a soothing spray of warm raindrops. Thunder rumbles with the gentle vibrations of someone talking in low tones, easily lulling the listener to sleep at night. When morning comes, a few remaining water droplets remain, clinging dearly to leaves and grass. The air is the fresh and new again, until that familiar heaviness grows once more.

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Author: Hannah Kaminsky

Author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie.

15 thoughts on “Summer Rain

  1. Lovely leaves…nothing soothes a hot summers day more than a nice thunderstorm and even though its still freezing cold and wintery here I can imagine the smell of the first raindrops on the parched earth…We are supposed to be getting rain tomorrow but ours is likely to be coupled with temperatures in the low teens. 3 weeks and its Autumn for you all :)

    • Ugh, don’t remind me…! I much prefer the cycle of humid days yielding to rainy nights over uniformly cold days. I’m not ready to let go of summer yet… I feel as though it’s barely just begun.

      • Feel free to head on down to Serendipity Farm any time you like and share our summer. I can feel spring unfurling its tendrils and its worse than a nagging fishwife! “Get into the garden you lazy lump… get pruning…plant out those seeds… clean out the glasshouse and get it ready for propagation, get that saurkraut on the go, hurry up their are only 3 weeks till spring”…sigh…its too cold Spring! I am going to have another cup of tea and forgedaboudit for now! ;)

  2. that is so beautiful! raindrops are so simple and gorgeous

  3. Incredible shot of summer.

  4. I could feel myself imagining your lovely description :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  5. This is such a gorgeous photograph! Thank you for making it available as a desktop wallpaper image. I needed something pretty like this to look at today while I work away on my computer. :)

  6. LOL………….Drove through a downpour on my way home today. I love the smell of rain in the air!!

  7. Certainly wouldn’t mind some rain right now to cool down a bit. :)

  8. I’m amazed at how much detail you captured in those droplets! Gorgeous.

  9. Summer rains are my favorite. :) What a gorgeous shot, Hannah!

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