Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Rain Dance...Of Sorts

Yesterday evening, I pulled off the highway and onto the country roads headed home around 6 pm. I looked down at the car's thermometer and it read 103 degrees.

Within a few minutes of driving I began to notice that there were rain clouds off in the distance. A few even appeared to be pouring down rain on some lucky area of Waller County.

The clouds grew darker as I drove home, but no rain.

As I pulled into the driveway, I once again noticed my car thermometer...only this time it read 86 degrees. Surely something must be amiss!

We watched throughout the evening as the clouds grew darker...but still no rain.

Jim decided to take advantage of the cooler temperature to begin the lawn work. He pulled out the weed eater and took care of the trimming. It hadn't been done in a while because, quite honestly, nothing is growing in this drought except sporadic groups of weeds.

Around 8 or 8:30, I noticed lightening in the skies...but still no rain.

A little while later, the thunder started but still no rain.

Finally, around 9:30, I heard a noise. Something familiar, but unlike anything I had heard in a very long time.

I went to the sliding glass door and peeked out on the deck. It was raining! Hallelujah!

Jim joked to the boys that either the weed eating or the rain dance he did in the backyard did the trick. Thank goodness, because he threatened to do the next one in his birthday suit!


Robin said...

No rain in our neck of the woods...we were teased with some lightning but that's it. I had some hot grease I went to pour out back and after I did it I was, hope this isn't too hot where the grass catches on fire...needless to say there is alot of brown grass.

Stacy said...

How can it rain at your house and not mine - NO FAIR! Albert sat outside and watched the lightening - but we didn't get anything! :(