New Jersey has been hot, humid, and sticky, not counting the brief break at the end of this week. Depending on where you live, you’re probably in the same boat. Nature has always been one source of inspiration for my interior design, but at times like this it can also be a way to cool down vicariously through lucky, talented photographers. Here are some stunning images to help you beat the heat (mentally at least):
Anarctica cruise photograph taken by Muriel Marchais.
The incredible Skógafoss waterfall located in southern Iceland.
Snow tunnel in Geneva. Photo by Michael Zelensky.
Balloon over the Dolomites mountain range in the northern Italian Alps.
Photo of the Merced River in Yosemite National Park in California by Michael Melford.
Polar bear and cub keeping cool in the Arctic waters. Photography by Phillip Dien.
Waves in Hawaii captured by photographers CJ Kale and Nick Selway in their series “Waves.”
The whimsical underwater photography of Elena Kalis. So cool!
A secluded cenote in Mexico.
If an Arctic vacation isn’t in your plans, cool off with a frozen cocktail popsicle. From margarita pops to appletini pops, there is definitely a flavor out there to please your palette. Whip up a batch of tequila sunrise ice pops with this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens.
Another favorite summer drink that my whole family likes is “European style” ice coffee. Brew coffee (decaf works equally well), let it cool, add 1 or 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream (no ice!), top with some whipped cream (the real stuff please! At this point you might as well stop counting calories anyway…), chocolate shavings, and voila! Sooo yummy and refreshing!
What are you doing to combat the heat this summer?