iMazing can only mean one thing….. taken with my iPhone 😉
It’s pretty bad this year. Not only have we not had ANY significant rainfall, but we’ve had to deal with triple digit temperatures for most of the summer as well. Highs are still in the 90’s (above 30 degrees Celsius), and there’s still a chance that we’ll see triple digits again.The saddest part is that since December, wildfires here in Texas have burned over 3.5 million acres (an area the size of Connecticut), and destroyed over 1000 homes.
So far, we have been lucky and there haven’t been any wildfires too close to us. but yesterday morning I could smell the smoke from the Austin and Houston area fires here in the Dallas area. The fires are still burning and only a small percentage is contained.
Brown, very dry leaves…. something you’d expect to see in the middle of winter
The grass is so dry, it crunches when you walk on it (and scratches up your arm and knee when try to get a “bug’s eye view” picture – the sacrifices we make! 😉 )
For several mornings I would take Sara to school, and then come home and see the dew on the grass illuminated by the morning sun, thinking to myself that I should come back outside with the camera. Never did. Until I saw that Becky did exactly what I should have done all these times, and that finally gave the necessary kick in the pants. That very same morning, after dropping Sara off at school, I made sure my macro lens was on the camera, added the heart filter, and headed outside …. probably making the neighbors and anyone who drove by, wonder what the heck the crazy lady with the camera was doing in the wet grass!
Just one more thing I hate about Texas!
Have I mentioned that before? Well… if I did.. it deserved to be mentioned again!
Another one from the Dallas Arboretum
You probably remember this macro version of the grass. I decided to go back and take another picture, showing what the grass really looks like. Those of you who said that they’ve never seen grass with purple on it, will probably recognize it now.
Thankfully the grass was mowed the day I took this picture.
We lucked out over the week-end and it was mostly damp. Got another soccer game out of the way, but it was drizzly and I decided to keep the camera in the car. It was killing me, not being able to take pictures!!! But, I figured, if I went and got it, it would start pouring.
Yesterday was drizzly a good part of the day, too, and today the rain is back. I’m ready for those clouds to make some room for the sun!
This was taken at the park where I usually walk… the fields are slowly turning into lakes.
We got more rain yesterday afternoon, but right around sunset the sun came out again. It looked so pretty, I had to go outside and take some pictures.