Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer Rain (Deja Vu)

I don’t know why I find the weather to be so fascinating. Perhaps having grown up in Southern California where the weather rarely changes, caused me to be drawn to the drama of watching four very different seasons! So I’m always on the 9News Interactive radar to see what is coming our way!
Last night is was torrential rain with it coming off our metal roof as though the heavenly spigots were fully open! That was accompanied by the flash of lightning and immediate C*R*A*C*K of thunder! Oh the spectacle! Of course I had to grab an umbrella to get myself out into the action! Who doesn’t love the sound of the pitter-patter of raindrops on an umbrella? Of course in this case, it was more of a splash-splatter of rain on the ol’ umbrella.

This morning I stopped on the way to work and snapped a pic of the thoroughly-drenched Elk Meadow—sans elk (they are far too smart to be out there up to their um, ankles, in water)! So this pic is a mere 2.8 miles from home. Let me tell you how hard it is to go to work when I live in the paradise called the Rocky Mountains!

Forecast for this afternoon and evening—more rain!!!!!!
And so the weatherwoman (Kathy Sabine, of course!) was right! As I drove home tonight I watched off in the distance as the clouds parted and the rain shafts appeared. I watched the lightning run its frenzied path across the skies. And made it indoors just before the sky opened up again!

My poor xeriscape plants are wondering why the heck this gardener didn't read the instructions on the label! "Geesh, Woman! We are drowning here!"

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