The last several weeks I've been traveling across the country for work, leaving me little free time at home and in the kitchen. It figures that about the time I get home we start to experience the quintessential Minnesota summer: heat, humidity, and the onslaught of blood-drinking mosquitoes.
Since it really is too hot to cook, and I'd much rather keep cool on the couch with an icy drink in my hand, here are a few more of my summertime photographs. Maybe photography (in the loosest sense of the word) is inadvertently becoming a new hobby for me!
|Sophie, whose full name is Sophia Lauren. My amazingly beautiful (but amazingly stupid) Siamese.|
|Sam, aka Tank. She had thrown herself to the floor, rolling on her back, protesting the fact I hadn't picked her up|
|An afternoon at Minnehaha Park, one of the prettiest places in Minneapolis. This is the famous falls|
|It was such a hot day, but the mist was refreshing!|
|Traipsing along the paths in the park, we came across this bowed tree|
|It just goes to show....|
|...That even nature's most humble subjects can be absolutely beautiful|
|It is not a Midwestern summer without severe thunderstorms. This came at us like a shot, moving nearly 60 miles per hour|
|It's hard to tell, but there were two parallel layers of clouds, both rotating in opposite directions|
|The farm field behind our house became the breeding ground for dirt devils, or small cyclones that aren't fully formed|
|A panorama of the incoming storm, looking north. This same storm wreaked havoc on my brother's cabin and caused much damage in the area|
|My niece, known as Brown Bear in the summer. She loves hamming it up for the camera!|
|Brown Bear and my sister, after a long day of swimming and boating|