Last night we had rain!!! We also had some amazing thunder and lightning. There was one crack of thunder that just about sent me to the ceiling...that was very close. The lightning was fantastic to watch. It was mainly sheet lightning and lit up the sky so much you didn't need a torch. Silly old Oscar was out in it somewhere but had obviously found somewhere dry to shelter as when he finally came home, he wasn't very wet.
But the rain...aaah. It started off very gently and continued that way for about three quarters of an hour and I was feeling rather disgruntled, thinking to myself, "That's right all noise and show, but no decent rain." Then it bucketed down. It also became extremely windy so the rain was driving horizontally right up under the eaves and wetting the very top of the window. As there was no hail, I debated for about 10 minutes as to whether I should put my car out in to get the worst of the dust off. Then I thought of all the twigs and small branches being blown around and decided against that lot.
Needless to say, the tanks are full again, the trees and plants are positively grinning and the dust is laid...for a day or so anyway. Wonder when the next lot of rain will be? That's the first one since 25 of January and the reason that date is in my mind is because that was when we had Harry's birthday barbecue and the kids slept out in the tent. Fortunately the storm was well and truly over by then.
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Tell me something. Do you get those annoying emails that instruct you to pass it on and when you do, you'll see something nice/funny on your screen? It drives me mad because I have never, never seen anything, no matter how hard or for how long I look at my screen. I reckon it's a ploy to get you to send the emails on. From now on, I don't think I'll bother.
I also can't be bothered with those emails that threaten you with dire consequences if you don't send them on. I delete those...without sending them on. And the ones that promise miracles, "something nice", etc...what a load of crap! Some of these emails are really lovely and worth passing on, but if I can, I delete all the garbage from the bottom before I do send them on.
Well, that's my whinge for the day...enjoy your week.