Wednesday, August 20, 2008
On Monday evening the sky turned quite dark and the wind starting blowing harder and harder. When I got home from work around 5:30 it was nice and cool outside and the wind was comfortable. So my husband and I put potatoes in the oven for dinner and then took the dog on a walk. About halfway through the walk (several blocks away), the wind REALLY picked up and blew sand, dirt, and debris into our faces and ears. It was difficult to keep our eyes open, and the dog was quite disturbed. We did make it home, but the sky was VERY dark by then, and it started to rain. We had to move our patio furniture around the corner under our carpark so it wouldn't blow over and break. The lightning show was fabulous and the thunder was deep and vibrated the entire house. It was a fantastic storm, and we loved every minute of it. Well, except for the part where it ended. I love summer storms! We don't get enough of them here.