Reed-Turner Woodland Photographic Project - Summer
The heat of the summer seems to drain the energy from the soil. The plants of spring wither, cracks in the earth gape upward while Indian Creek shrivels to a trickle. Yet not all living things retreat. Some wildflowers, such as Prairie Indigo and the Compass plant thrive in these conditions and once again the preserve changes into a different world.

And then there is summer light. On mornings when the air, already saturated with summer humidity, hangs in the heat, sunbeams light the floating moisture and glow like beacons that pierce the woodland canopy. Mornings such as these are gifts, for they only happen every now and then, and like northern lights or catching a glimpse of a fox, they are to be savored and treasured.
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