How’s the Weather? Active!

Yowee! Did we ever get a variety of weather yesterday! After a muggy morning, clouds began to build up, but rain kept going all around us (which often happens, at least in our perception. I guess severe weather is just going to be the norm as “global heating” continues.

Scary sky and dog looking for a toad (see next blog post)

The wind got whippier and whippier, though, and by the time we were getting Father’s Day dinner ready, it became quite breezy on the porch, where we spent a lot of time watching clouds make interesting formations.

Fresh vegetables and organic meat loaf. Farm living.

After eating our harvested squash, fresh beans, most delicious little roasted potatoes, and yum yum, a great meat loaf by Sara, we realized the wind was really, really hard and it was much cooler.

After our paleo dessert mousse (Sara is paleo queen), our guests decided it was probably a good idea to get out while they still could. So, Mike, Martha, and Sara got up to leave. As they got to the front door, WHOOSH. The kind of rain that’s like standing under a bathtub faucet started. They went back to the living room.

Plenty of candles.

I brilliantly got up and turned off my laptop. As I was putting it away, darkness descended. Oops, no power. Lucky for us, we have a lot of candles, so we all sat around and enjoyed them, while petting anxious animals. Poor Carlton was all a-shiver, and Harvey practically knocked over a table to wedge himself next to Lee.

Chilling and checking the weather radar.

The guests left once the radar no longer showed us in the “red” area, though there was still a lot of lightning. Lee and I stood and watched the show for a while. Some were really, really strong ones that looked red or purple and burned an imprint onto our retinas! No pictures worked, though, other than this one that shows how bright it got.

It’s dark, all right.

Oddly, Sara said she had power when she got home. Mandi’s was also out, though.

Power came back some time in the middle of the night, which means nothing was lost in the freezer! Yay! Mandi’s air conditioners also didn’t break, thankfully, since that was our other worry.

Nice pond! Says Lee. MUD! Says Carlton.

It was a long time until all the lightning died down, though, and all the ponds were full, including this one Lee just made. Currently its purpose is to turn white dogs black and black dogs blacker, but it will be part of his drainage system eventually.

The morning after.

Author: Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall

The person behind The Hermits' Rest blog and many others. I'm a certified Texas Master Naturalist and love the nature of Milam County. I manage technical writers in Austin, help with Hearts Homes and Hands, a personal assistance service, in Cameron, and serve on three nonprofit boards. You may know me from La Leche League, knitting, iNaturalist, or Facebook. I'm interested in ALL of you!

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