Jim was mowing the lawn, I was picking peas, we were both sort of listening to the thunder rumble off in the distance.
All of a sudden, the monsoon arrived.
There was lots of wind, from all directions. There was hail, but not enough to damage anything. It was coming down so hard it overwhelmed the downspouts and the gutters overflowed. The hostas didn’t mind. Check out the rain on the window screen. That doesn’t happen that often around here.
Usually the wind is from the west during storms like this. The rain garden filled up. See how the paths are awash?
I took that picture from the back bedroom window.
We received 1.5 inches of rain (3.8 cm) in one half hour. It was pretty exciting around here.
Now we won’t have to worry about watering our seed beds today. No more lawn mowing either. Guess we can find something to do with the time that just got freed up (nudge nudge wink wink).