Almost every day I check Chad and Nicole’s weather because I think about tornadoes so I see what’s happening between here and there and I’m glad it hasn’t been any worse for Oklahoma and the Dallas metroplex. Some of those storms look so nasty.
We don’t have cable so I have no idea what the national news is reporting but I have friends in Tennessee, Indiana, Kentucky and Florida who write me almost every day to say “I’m seeing the news about your weather. Are you ok?” We were at our neighbors two afternoons this week and he was getting the same calls from friends in Arizona and a couple of other places. It was not really funny, because scary weather is never funny, but we had sunshine and not a drop of rain. Our weather radio alarm goes off a dozen times a day. Rita has learned that it means “get in panic mode because I could hear thunder!” Speaking of Rita, the vet gave me some pills for her because she really does flip out when it thunders but the tech said “These are sedatives and they’ll probably knock her out. Watch her and if she has any breathing difficulties, call us!” Hmm . . I think I’ll just hope for the best and not give her any of those pills.
Anyway, this morning Vince got up and checked the weather. He didn’t want to put on his boots and work clothes. You know the uniform . . red shorts/green shirt, only to go out and get sweaty and have the rain start within half an hour. The forecast said “It’s a great day for working outside!” Rains weren’t supposed to start til 6 p.m. He cleaned the brown recluse web out of his boots, killed the spider, and started digging. Not 5 minutes after he started, it began to rain. We welcome rain any time . . any day . . and even though it didn’t rain long, it continued to thunder and drizzle and the humidity was sky high so he found a project to do inside the shop.
The tree planting will have to wait for another day.
I was trying to capture rain drops hitting the little bit of water left in the bird bath and I couldn’t snap a picture at just the right time but as I was looking at the photos, I couldn’t get over how green it is. Some spots are greener than others but there must be more grass (than weeds) around the bird bath and it’s a very green spot.
It’s so much easier to love this area when we’ve had a bit more rain. We still need more but I did read that our lake rose 1.7 feet yesterday because of the rain that fell on the watershed. That’s great . . water restrictions are still in place and it would surely be nice to see those lifted, though I’m not sure that ever happens. They may get less restrictive but this just may be an area that always has some kind of restrictions on water usage.