Well, I guess all it took was a little talking it up to finally get a decent deluge of rainfall on the garden’s raised vegetable beds.
Rain… Long Time No See
But in reality rain has been noticeably absent form the forecast and the garden for much of the spring and summer months. I wouldn’t label it as a drought because we have had a little rain from time to time, but overall it’s been so dry that I haven’t needed to mow the lawn more than a few times the entire season.
Well there was a drastic change in the weather yesterday evening as the sun set and a heavy rainfall passed through the area. And not just rain, but also a good old-fashioned thunderstorm; complete with window rattling thunder, blinding flashes of lightning, and a deep, soaking rainfall.
Who Needs Fireworks?
The garden appreciated the storm, and so did I. I’d prefer watching a fierce thunderstorm over a fireworks display any day of the week, including the fourth of July. I did just that last night as I viewed the awesome sights and sounds from under the shelter of the front porch.
Yesterday’s storm was one of those that gets the weatherman excited, triggers Super Doppler alarms, and scrolls flood warnings across the bottom of TV screens. But is it just me or does it seem as though they just don’t make thunderstorms like they used to?
Are Thunderstorms a Thing of the Past?
I don’t see this type of storm pop up as often as I used to recall them, and when they do occur they don’t seem to be as intense. So is it just my imagination? Or is it a local phenomenon with distant regions and states receiving their normal share of electrifying thunderstorms? Inquiring minds would like to know!
In the meantime there’s hot and steamy weather forecast for the rest of this week with temperatures expected to be in the nineties and more thunderstorms on tap as well. We’ll see; more rain will be welcome though, even if it does mean discovering what it’s like to mow the grass again.
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