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............