This month’s blog party theme, water, got me to thinking about the very practical ways in which water, and the excess or lack thereof, has such an effect on my life as a home gardener and a photographer.

Water has ruled this summer. The drought of 2012 is in the history books. As much as I feel so very clever for having purchased 4 water barrels to collect rainwater, I somehow feel less so when carrying sheetrock buckets of it out to the garden on an 80 degree morning. I know there must be an easier way, yet the drip irrigation hoses just don’t seem to work. The upside: fabulous tomatoes and melons that we have been enjoying this week. And a real appreciation all the hard work farmers do to get us our food.

Professional speaking, weather is an obsession for photographers who work outside. I’ll start projecting for every event with the 7 day forecast (Matt Noyes hour by hour forecast on NECN is my favorite), then its a roller coaster ride of good news and/or bad news till the day of the wedding. Then I just start watching the sky to tweak my shooting schedules and locations.

For the record, an ideal weather forecast for me: Wake up to beautiful blue skies with puffy clouds on the wedding morning; high clouds come in for an afternoon photo session, then thin out for a gorgeous sunset. Rain showers after midnight (for the garden).

Please head on over to Kristen Reimold’s blog for her take on this month’s theme!

Kristen - August 24, 2012 - 1:10 pm

Julia- love your take on this theme….also love the puffy clouds! thank you!

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