Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Raining cats and dogs

Baby Dog
This morning it was raining cats and dogs and probably frogs, too.  I was awakened at 3:15 a.m. by thunder and lightning, and the storm never diminished enough for me to go back to sleep.  A flash flood warning was announced, though on radar the rain looked even worse half a dozen miles south of my cabin.  It was plenty bad enough where I was.

The good news is that once this rain clears, it should take all the cloying humidity with it and bring me clear weather for a few or several days. I missed the height of the Perseid meteor shower last night because of the overcast sky.  Perhaps a few of those meteors will still be left for me to see tonight.

The rain has already washed out my lane, leaving deep ruts.  The paved roads were puddled with rain this morning as well.  It’s been some time since I’ve had a gullywasher quite like this one. I had two inches of rain in about 4 hours and it was still raining when I left the cabin this morning.

I had to wear my Wellies to feed the chickens this morning, who were Not Happy with the weather.  A large tree branch broke off near my front door but was caught by the branch of a tree underneath it.  I will have to see if I can’t pull that down somehow, as it looks as though it could fall without warning.  I am parking my car elsewhere until I accomplish that task.

As a result of the extreme rain this morning, my photo of Baby Dog was not taken this morning but last night as we dodged puddles on our evening walk. BD does not like to have her picture taken and did everything she could to avoid looking at the camera.  She whipped her head from side to side as though I was trying to give her a pill. A profile shot is the best I could get. At least her head was still momentarily.

1 comment:

Countryside Tales said...

Lovely looking doggy, and I love the expression Gullywasher. I shall have to find reasons to use it. My husband is an avid recorder of rainfall so will be very envious of 2 inches in such a short time! CT :-)