Weekly photo challenge: Summer (I)

Summer? Sandy Hook. Wildwood. Monmouth Park.  Mungo Jerry. “Close to You.” Water pistols and nickel punks. Bikes with baseball cards flap-growling  in the spokes. And when it got really hot,  we begged Dad (the man in charge of all things lawn-related) to deploy that ultimate weapon against the July heat: the sprinkler.

SPRINKLER — It just wasn’t summer without the oscillating sprinkler on the front lawn and a trio of giggly girlfriends running and jumping through its streams.
DROPS — What summer fun looked like if you wore glasses.

Don’t miss these visions of summer:
Arizona hot: http://galen911.net/2012/05/25/arizona-summer-sun-halo/
Another sprinkler fan: http://sideyardflock.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/weekly-photo-challenge-summertime/
http://implicado.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/weekly-photo-challenge-summer/
http://thoughtsunrestricted.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/weekly-photo-challenge-summer/
http://mostlymonochrome.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/weekly-photo-challenge-summer/
Happy beach umbrella: http://fourdeeroak.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/weekly-photo-challenge-summertime/
http://windagainstcurrent.com/2012/05/25/weekly-photo-challenge-summer-take-two/
http://theretiringsort.com/2012/05/22/travel-theme-summer/
http://wilsondeane.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/weekly-photo-challengesummer/

http://davidrwetzelphotography.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/weekly-photo-challenge-summer/

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All about the arc

Two random objects, a sprinkler and a wild grass seed panicle, united by two things: 1) they represent different facets of our current near-drought and 2) their graceful arc.

sprinkler
ALL WET -- The trajectory of the sprinkler's flow is backlit by the morning sun. The limited manual capabilities of the camera rendered the drops in short streaks.
Seed panicles
DRIED OUT -- These seed panicles reach over and down, offering a tempting meal for the avian population.