Monday, July 22, 2013

Ten Inches is a LOT!

It's the 22nd of July.  We have had ten inches of rain in just this month.
It rains every evening and then again throughout the night.

The trees and plants are in ecstasy.  The umbrella business is prospering.

Those of us who might want to go out to dinner in the evening check the skies
before venturing out.  One must look in all directions.

Saturday night, for almost three hours, we had the most intense lightning storm I've witnessed in years. Actually, I don't think I've ever seen a continuous storm for that long.

It was truly amazing.  I've posted a photo on Facebook that someone else shot.  It's stark beauty was mesmerizing.

In the garden, even the elusive Rangoon Creeper is blooming.  I've patiently waited for a couple of years for it to mature to the point of blooming.  I'll get a photo this week and share it with you later.

In the meantime, I'm off to centro for the coffee klatch group with umbrella in hand.
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Steve Cotton said...

Oddly enough, we have been without rain for quite awhile. That is good for the paint job, but not the farms. Save some of those thunderstorms for me.

Babs said...

I will - I thought you were sending it all this way!

Billie Mercer said...

That was some storm on Saturday. And what wonderful sleeping last night. We need these rains and I hope they continue through September. Man, we are going to have beautiful wildflowers this year.

Babs said...

You are so right Billie. I'm loving every minute of it. That soft rain last night was so soothing. I can hardly wait to see the wildflowers. I know I'll have to drive to Patzcuaro to see the fields of cosmos, etc. It is exquisite around the lake after all this rain! WE are so blessed.