Wednesday, August 18, 2010

All at once

For once the weather forecast was right on! There were special weather statements throughout the valley concerning a nasty thunderstorm coming in. And that thunderstorm came in like a lion!

Wind picked up. Thunder way off and moving in quickly. Then the lightning started. Finally the rain came. Then it started hailing. At first it wasn't much. But holy smokes did it pick up!

The lights flickered several times. Internet on and off.

Outside animals a bit nervous at first. As I stood outside trying to capture lightning strikes I soon noticed the animals started to perk up. Then I noticed the horses seemed full of energy. Something I hadn't seen in quite awhile due to the excessive high temps that have just lingered and stalled here.

There they were running and bucking and rearing and snorting. You could just tell they felt good. Renewed. Refreshed. Cooled down!

Now of course the donkeys do not like to get wet. So every longear was either in the stall breezeway or under trees. But when it was all said and done, it was obvious they were feeling pretty good themselves.

This morning the air is so clean and fresh. All the animals just look refreshed. You can see it in their eyes. Even the chickens feel much better.

And with the cooler temps today I can finally tackle some much needed outside work. Even I feel more energetic than I have in a long time. Amazing what continued heat, day after day can do to ya'!

Oh, for those of you who are unable to see the video, it shows the rain coming down so fast and hard that the gutters on the house cannot keep up with it.

Until next time............


  1. Holy cow! That's a lot of rain! It must have been fun to see your equines kick up their heels.

  2. AH-hh! Music to my ears! I love the rain! I can just imagine how good you all felt after that downpour! Invigorating I betcha. I can hear it in your voice.

  3. Glad you got the much needed cool down! It has been a beast of a summer!

  4. Oh, that sounds nice. It has cooled off SOME here, but no rain. Bet the animals did like it. I take it donkeys have the same sort of attitude that goats have, rain? Icky! But, boy that rain looks familiar... Sounds good, too...


  5. That WAS some rain. I love a good gutterbuster! It almost always brings cooler weather. And, then, after it's over, you go outside and everything smells so nice and clean. Mmmmm, I can smell it now!

  6. Ah, the sound of it! There's a whole lotta thunder happening right now (Weds. eve) to the southwest of me, but who knows what it will drop and where? Glad you got some relief!

  7. Wow when it rains it sure pours. I love storms like this, well as long as they don't flood nothing else but the streets. So happy for a cool down, even up here in Canada...finally a break from the humidity.

  8. Glad things have cooled off and everyone is feeling better.

  9. I'm so glad you all got refreshed!

  10. A good rain does wonders, doesn't it?!

  11. Those kind of rains drench us every now again. Ahh...just smell the air and for Sophie sweet's time to run and play!!!


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