Smokey Summer Day


A large flock of Canada geese disappearing into the haze. Thick gray smoke– blanketing the islands, bay, and sky, filtering the blistering sun–everything appears in shadow.

Ornate bright red and orange and yellow and green rose hips hang in heavy clusters. Hot pink rose petals filled with yellow bursts enticing fat black bumbling bees to stop and sip the sweetest nectar.

A cooling breeze off the water offers a moment of relief from the sultry heaviness of summer.

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