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“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
― Neil Gaiman

To combat the hot weather and the muggy-ness (and the 90% humidity) we’ve been blowing an industrial sort of fan from the doorway into the house to bring in some cool air. It works, a little bit – for example the other evening we used it to balance all the stuffing that Buddy had ripped from his brand new pheasant toy. Then we turned it on. Oh the fun!

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But today it became a dragonfly lure, just before the second storm of the day hit we noticed that dragonflys were starting to hover around the back of the fan, lured by the blowy bits.

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Unfortunately they were too quick for the camera and disappeared pretty sharpish when the rain came – to be fair I would have done too, it was heavy enough to knock birds out of the sky let alone dragonflys!

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So I ended up shooting the rainfall instead, and that didn’t work out too badly either actually… I’ve tried photographing droplets since forever and just managed it randomly today.

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“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
― Vivian Greene

I couldn’t resist blogging twice in one day, even though it has almost been 24 hours since my last photos for today! We’ve just been out and about looking for a (safe) location for tonight’s storm photography, it promises to be a fantastic one it’s just whether or not the storm hits us.

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At the moment it’s skirting around the East of the country and we’re slap bang in the middle of the South. If you’re interested in seeing the lightning map right now (11,000 strikes an hour) you can click this link.

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These shots were taken just as the sun was setting at Danebury Ring near Andover. It’s a beautiful spot, especially for Photography, relaxing and walking the doggy who was most annoyed that we left him at home (but safer!) Perhaps I’ll have some lightning shots for tomorrow’s blog, if not expect food or flowers!

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