It was a long, long winter. How I yearned for warmer weather, free from snow, ice, and All Wheel Drive. I longed to sit on the back deck and drink ice tea, or take evening walks on a daily basis to lose a few pounds I gained in the winter. Sleep with the windows open. Watch the sunset on the longest day of the year. Oh I had hopes and dreams alright but it seems Mother Nature, or something more sinister, had different plans.
Don't get me wrong, there have been days of warmth and glorious sunshine, like the day I took these photos, but on average it seems we've had about 2 days of sunshine per week for the past few weeks.
Emotionally I don't do well in this dreary weather. It's almost a seasonal effect thing. My body craves warmth and sunshine. The past few nights I sleep in long sleeved pj's because I'm cold.
Where is Summer? I NEED Summer! The birds NEED Summer!
I know some of you in other parts of the country are baking with heat, and I'm sorry about that, but at least you have sunshine. All we see, day after day, is drizzle, rain, and cloudy skies. They're saying we might see a bit of sunshine tomorrow. I'm crossing everything in hopes of some natural Vitamin D.
On a positive note (because who wants to listen to me complain about the weather) ... I had seen these Roses in Exeter last Summer and hoped to photograph them but it didn't happen. They never left my mind though and as soon as I noticed them in bloom a few weeks ago I made an early morning drive to capture a moment.
After I was done shooting them I walked along the street just looking around and ran into a lovely 82 year old woman who was born and raised in Exeter. We conversed for a few minutes about photography, Phillips Exeter, her brothers, etch until she said, "There's some pink Roses up the street" I asked if they were on a fence also and she replied, "Yes they are. They're in front of a mansion!"
I don't know that it was a mansion but the pink roses sure were sweet, though the rain had beat them down pretty good, like all my flowers. So it was a 2 for 1 day!
Here's hoping some of your warmth cycles up our way!