Fresh, clean and pure of impurities. A gentle rain washes the muck and grime away leaving the pure essence of the landscape. The weekly photo challenge asks us to “conven wholesomeness, something undiluted, or simplicity.” Jen H reflects on purity in the midst of our over-connected world. You can read the entire challenge post here. On the island of Kauai, a visit to the McBryde Garden was dampened by periods of gentle and not-so-gentle rains. Though it became difficult at times to protect my camera gear, the temptation to capture the glistening freshness of the beauty around was too much. I gathered a small collection of flora washed pure and clean by the Hawaiian rains. This post features two of my favorite shots from that trip. To view the entire gallery and read more about the McBryde Garden, check out my original blog post here.