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July Textures

A few years ago, toward the end of winter, I was driven out of the house with a case of cabin fever. It had been several weeks in succession of sub-freezing temperatures and brutal winds that made the idea of spending any considerable time outside a non-starter. Eventually, though, the weather relented and we were treated to a surprise burst of spring-like weather seemingly out of nowhere. Within 24 hours, the snow had begun to melt and the smell of fresh earth swirled about the atmosphere. On that day, I grabbed my camera and rushed outside to take photographs of the changing ground beneath my feet, naming the series March Textures.

Fast-forward to the present, to this recent span of storybook-like perfect July weather that is both hot and breezy. The kind of days that start of warm, and by late-afternoon, a symphony of cicadas fill the air. Sure there's rain and there's humidity and there's the occasional day where we say it's just a little too hot. But it's summer, and it's beautiful. And these are the textures of July.

Footnotes: All images, Fujifilm X-T2 with Fujinon 16-55mm f/2.8 XF R LM WR