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Thistles always remind me of this story by Nate Wilson, which I remember reading shortly after finding out we were pregnant with our daughter (you can guess that there were tears). These beautiful thistles are from our local university arboretum.
We had some great wind and rain and thunderstorms here last week that provided a much needed respite from the heat. The lightning was amazing and we drove out to a high spot to watch the show until our little one had had enough, and then we were relegated to watching from our bedroom window. Still quite spectacular. Here are a couple of pictures that don’t actually give any impression of the magnitude of the storm, but at least prove that there was indeed lightning.
It’s actually a “Scentimental” rose and is greatly deserving of the name it has been given.
There seems to be an overabundance of swifts in our area lately. In my parents’ back yard they dive bomb you like fighter jets. Every once in a while though they hold still long enough for a little snapshot.
Springtime here on the Palouse is absolutely beautiful. The week or two when the fields are at their peak and haven’t gained any shades yellow yet is my favorite. My other favorite is the color of the green fields against the dark blue stormy skies that we get this time of year. For those of you not living in the area, I tried to capture those subtleties of color on film, but the green turned a bit yellow. For those of you who do live in the area, take a moment to check out the field/sky color complement next time you’re out, or take a special trip out Wallen Road for some fantastic views.