Thursday, June 02, 2016

Welcome news

The rain came today and I didn't even have to shed my threads. Perhaps it was Mother Nature fearing some kind of cataclysm if I bared all in the backyard. I'm glad the threat worked.

Jilda sent me a text around noon and I could see the excitement in her words. Stepping out onto the courtyard at work, I could hear thunder in the distance and the trees swirled as the wind blew between the brick buildings.

As the storm moved closer, a bolt of lightning slammed something so close it made me flinch. I snapped a few pictures trying to catch a bolt but the timing is all off. If you wait until you see a flash, it's much too late.

I could feel the air cooling down around me as the rain rattled the metal roof and drenched the bricks. Then the storm marched off to the north and the sun peeped out tentatively. Before I left for the day, the sun had evaporated the rain off courtyard turning it into an oven.

The weatherman swears a cold front will move through this weekend dropping the temps and humidity for a few days. That was welcome news.

Evening on the Tennessee River. The picture was taken a few weeks ago.


  1. I love a good thunderstorm. I tried catching a lightning show but to no avail. I love your picture with the colours.....looks like a beautiful painting

  2. Anonymous10:45 PM

    It's been months (maybe years) since we had a good thunderstorm here!!

  3. A cool front after some hot and steamy days is always welcome news.

  4. How nice to have a respite from the heat, even if it's brief.

  5. I'm glad you got a little rain. I guess a good threat works now and then.

  6. We need some rain! I hope we get some soon! Great pic!

  7. Love thunderstorms. We can hear thunder in the background here on the beach but never see it.


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