Not roses in this case. The nice thing about summer storms is that we get this effect completely naturally. I suppose I could carry a spray bottle with me when I go out to take flower pictures but it really never occurs to me and I am loath to carry more than I already do. Yes, I am that guy who is always wearing a backpack because even though there are great lenses out there that cover a lot of what I like to shoot I really love my macro so I always carry at least two lenses and recently at least five filters plus remotes, memory cards, microfiber cloths, a blower and an assortment of other odds and ends.
It was a pleasant surprise, that brief storm that washed everything clean. The air smelled a little cleaner and the dust completely settled not to mention the instant abatement of my allergy-induced congestion. I know many in the Pacific NW are complaining about the lack of summer weather but last year we had a wonderful mild fall that was simply glorious so if we get that again this year it will be worth putting up with a little more precipitation.
Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 100/f2.8L IS
100mm, f11, 1/500 sec @ 320 ISO