No shortage of water here! Not only has the morning dew been heavy, we’ve had frequent rain this summer along with weeks of high humidity. It’s hard to believe large areas of the United States are suffering from horrible drought. Is it my imagination or does it seem like it’s always feast or famine lately? With all the extreme weather events this summer I’ve forgotten what a “normal” storm is like. We don’t get gentle breezes with our storms anymore, we get property damaging winds. And when it rains we have flash floods, where anything that isn’t anchored down gets swept away. I’m not sure what the reason is, but I feel like the older I get the more it seems like our world is being battered by Mother Nature. As a photographer I try to find the beauty in certain weather events and how they affect our landscape, but at times it’s hard to stay detached. Especially when I know so many people and animals have been adversely affected by them. So I’ll try to count my blessings as I shoot the lush greenery that surrounds my farm in the damp, mid-August heat.