214: Sunshine on a cloudy day

Fog, clouds, rain, mist, and gray sum up this Monday here in the Bogs.  Since most of the photos I took today are on the gray and gloomy side, I decided to brighten things up with a series of wildflower shots I took in Colorado last year.

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209: Lines

(At Panorama Point.  Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado.)

The subject of the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge this week is lines.  I was hoping to come up with something new, but it doesn’t look like I’ll have the time for it this week so it was back to the archives and last year’s trip to Colorado.

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208: Rainy Tuesday Time Traveling

(Flowering raindrops)

It’s another rainy day here in the Bogs.  Rain, rain, rain, and more rain.  It’s hard to believe the clouds can hold that much water.  Just when I think there can’t possibly be anymore, it pours.  Walls of water march across the pond.  Buckets of it are dumped on the trees.  In between, it mists and spritzes.  Even when it seems like the rain has stopped, the air is so saturated with water that it forms a mist or fog that clings to the hair, skin, and clothing.

The earth is also saturated to the point that the ground has become one big puddle.  There are places where it looks like new ponds are forming.  Vernal pools, of course, have formed (or will be forming) in the woods.  One of my goals is to spot a salamander in or around the vernal pools in our woods.  I have a feeling that is not going to be an easy goal to meet.

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