It was July of 1997 when The Little River Band released their song “Cool Change.” Here’s some of the lyrics to help jog your memory:
“If there’s one thing
In my life that’s missing
It’s the time that I spend alone
Sailing on the cool
And bright clear water.
It’s kind of a special feeling
Out on the sea alone
Staring at the full moon
Like a lover.
Time for a cool change
I know that it’s time for a cool change
Now that my life is so prearranged
I know that it’s time for a cool change.”
I share that, not because I’m into sailing (I get sea-sick too easily to be a sailor!), but because here in California, we’ve been through a brutal heat wave this past week. Thankfully, starting on Thursday, it cooled down!!! It was a welcome “cool change” even though we’re still in the 90’s! Starting with a week ago yesterday, we had six straight days where the coolest daytime high was 103 degrees.
As I was contemplating a picture to share with you today, I came across this picture that I shot at the end of May at Ellery Lake in the Sierra Nevada. Ellery Lake is situated at 9538 feet on highway 120 shortly after you pass through the high country of Yosemite National Park and immediately before you begin the descent down towards the small town of Lee Vining on the eastern side of the Sierra. It is one of my favorite places as I have spent many wonderful hours camping and fishing there. As I looked at the picture today, I actually could feel the coolness of the day when I shot the picture. Lovely…
(I am temporarily using a new tool to downsize my pictures for this blog, so I hope this works okay…)
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