Friday, August 22, 2014

Good Weather For Camping

Babies on the run through the campground.

The rain smelled good approaching  all around me. I took off  my glasses and felt the mist on my face. It brought about happy thoughts and made me think about catching some on my tongue. The dogs cuddled under me wanting to stay dry. As a bunting sang out and I followed it's song to get a picture. Have you ever smelled something that reminded you of another time or experience? One morning I remembered San Francisco Bay, and the next early morning rain put me in the Canary Islands, short a few million banana trees. The buntings song brought me back out on the prairie, in a most beautiful campground. The rain let up and maybe was finished for the day, but I had fun reliving a few good moments of my life.

The river is still running high.
Cedar Waxwing

The rain starts up, waking me to listen. I lay and take in the patter and breath in the smell. It is nice to be in a tent when it storms,  there is a secure tranquility as long as one stays dry. The dog looks at me hoping I wasn't going to let them out, they can wait. I pull up a sheet and snuggle over onto my side. I fall back asleep to the steady cadence of a summer rain in peace, out on the prairie.


  1. So nice to see! Thank YOU

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

  2. unattended children roaming around the campgrounds huh?

  3. Ahhh--a nice summer rain... I love it too... I love hearing the rain hit our sky light in our bathroom --when we sleep at nights... I love having the windows opened when there is a gentle rain... AND--it does smell wonderful...

    Now for the bad news: We are DRY here this summer, very dry! We need rain so badly... Dang it!


  4. Funny how certain scents bring back crystal clear memories from the past.

  5. What a lovely post. Your photos along with your prose carried me away. I know what you mean about smells, sometimes they can transport you to another time and place. I truly enjoyed my visit.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  6. Love the smell of a summer rain. And a spring rain on the fresh growing sage brush.

  7. It won't be good camping weather here for a while yet. Dog days here.

  8. It's strange how certain smells can trigger memories. I lost my sense of smell due to a virus but part of it eventually came back...

  9. It has been raining a lot here too. I remember the mist from the SF bay. I ran the marathon there in 2007. It was fun going over the Golden Gate. Love your pictures!

  10. So nice to see all of the nature in your pictures. I've been missing nature the past several days.

  11. Such a beautiful place. Camping is a wonderful way to experience it. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Wonderful photos. We had a bunting in Lead once. I loved its song. What is the white flower? It is so pretty. Glad you are enjoying your camping trip, despite the rain.


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