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just after a summer rain

Film. Kodak Ektar 100

I love those moments – just after a summer rain – when the air is cool and there is a slight break from the heat.

When the clouds are still gray, the house is still dark, and lamps come on in the middle of the afternoon.

Not quite light, and not quite dark.

Do you know those moments?

And even as much as I love the long summer days and bright sunlight that comes with them, I also enjoy the summer rain. The peace and renewal and the calm that it most certainly brings.

  • Elisabelle - July 12, 2011 - 7:59 am

    you make rain look beautiful and cozy.
    it’s raining in paris today too.ReplyCancel

  • tracey k in ohio - July 12, 2011 - 9:00 am

    Beautiful :-)ReplyCancel

  • Diane - July 12, 2011 - 9:43 am

    you just described our beautiful morning here in Minnesota too! lovely…thanks!ReplyCancel

  • amanda {the habit of being} - July 12, 2011 - 11:37 am

    i know those afternoons where the lamp must be turned on. i love those afternoons and the quiet stillness they seem to bring. beautiful photographs as always!ReplyCancel

  • Line - July 12, 2011 - 10:06 pm

    the light after the rain is so beautiful, lovely pics!ReplyCancel

  • Jacqueline - July 13, 2011 - 10:24 pm

    Such lovely shots. Very atmospheric.ReplyCancel

  • Mary V - July 13, 2011 - 11:46 pm

    This looks like the perfect day to do some house cleaning!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Marcie - July 14, 2011 - 1:57 pm

    Such exquisitely beautiful post-rain color and light. Love these!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - July 17, 2011 - 5:30 am

    your words are just so lovely, I love how you described the dayReplyCancel

  • kim kath - July 19, 2011 - 1:41 am

    i love rainy days, the smell of the earth and the rain the steam after in the summer and the curling up under a throw in winter ah makes me sighReplyCancel

  • Po Chi - July 25, 2011 - 4:30 pm

    Congrats! The place look lovely and I am envious of all the beautiful light that flows through. :)ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Del Grosso - September 14, 2011 - 12:00 pm

    These are beautiful! This morning I took some rain photos of my own and then came across these only an hour later. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

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