We went from hot, sunny days in the 100s to cloudy days in the 90s, with a bit of rain here and there. This morning was pretty pleasant – mostly sunny, and in the low 80s. I spent a bit of quality time reading on the patio.
This afternoon I was making a little afternoon tea, and thought it would be nice to have it outside on the deck. I went out to check the temperature, and it was pleasant, with a pretty blue sky dotted with white clouds. Perfect:
But then I turned to go back in the house and saw what was in the sky the other direction:
The storm front was directly over our house:
We had tea indoors, and in about half an hour, the rain started. We went out on the front porch to enjoy it (for the 15 minutes it lasted).
Then the sun came out and the blue skies returned. All within an hour.
My little desktop weather icon summed up the day pretty well:
ETA: About an hour later, it was again dark and gray. We sat on the front porch for a while, enjoying the cooler temperatures. Then the tall trees behind the houses across the street started waving wildly about. I said “Look at that – it looks like a horror movie when the monster is coming.” Within 5 seconds, torrential rain began to pour. The monster had arrived.
Sounds lovely. It isn’t terrible in the mornings right now (mid 80s) but going out in the afternoons is like swimming in molasses. School starts in three weeks, though, which means a hint of cooler days to come…
The heat’s supposed to decrease a bit over the next few days, then zoom up by the end of the week here. *sigh*
Yesterday’s weather was exciting to watch. The thunder rumbled for about 20 minutes while the storm built and then the skies opened. What a great evening!
I love sitting on the porch in the rain. 🙂
It’s been the same here. One of our back neighbors has cottonwood trees that make a lovely sound in a big wind. I’d like to enjoy this weather more, but my plum tree is loaded and all I can think is “Don’t blow my plums!” 😉
We drove over Guardsman Pass on Sunday. It was 52 degrees out. Exactly half of the 104 temp. on Tuesday.
Oh it must have been amazing! We don’t get that much variation in my part of California, but get plenty of lightening and thunder in ATL (which scares the heck out of me).
Hope the drama’s over now 😉
Love the drama of that kind of storm. Nice to have a porch to look at it. We are in the middle of a nasty drought. Please send rain.