Rain shower

This morning the air was heavy. It was muggy and humid and you could barely see more than a quarter of a mile. Around here that is a big deal. When I sat outside to read, it started to drip, that’s how heavy the air was.

Heavy air

Heavy air

By the time I finished my morning reading, and got another cup of coffee, James was home from the local car fix it shop. The little green neon wouldn’t work last night and we need two cars functional after Paulina leaves for college. It was just the brakes. It is a 1995 model, and has never had brake work done, so this makes sense. At least it wasn’t a gear or something like that.

As you can see the picture above was taken after it started raining. James and I sat on the chairs under the lower porch just watching it rain and taking in the lovely smell of the outdoor male cats. Uck!! Some days I wish that noise blind were real, but I will never get used to that smell. Time to start cleaning, but they just add on. I suppose it is time to bite the bullet and enclose the place so that they can’t get to spray on the chairs and such anymore. At any rate, here is a picture of what the gushing rain looked like for the 15 minutes that it came down pretty well. At least we don’t have to water the garden today.

There was a small patch of dry under the table for a bit.

There was a small patch of dry under the table for a bit.

You can sort of see the rain hitting the concrete here.

You can sort of see the rain hitting the concrete here.

The table is getting washed.

The table is getting washed.

The gutters were gushing. I tried to capture it here, but it doesn’t show up as wild as it was running. You can see the standing water, though, and that gives an idea of how it was coming down. It subsided by the time we went inside, but we know that today will be another day of working inside. If it isn’t the rain, it is the heat to keep you inside. I guess that is August.

Water in the gutter.

Water in the gutter.

Spilling over.

Spilling over into the area that needs to be made into a walkway, but the irises need to go first.

Shot from the porch of the frogs swimming in a gutter catcher.

Shot from the porch looking down at the frogs swimming in a gutter catcher.

As the rain barrel was over flowing, we pulled out some pails of water. These could be mosquito breeders, but we use them to water plants almost as quickly as they fill.

Catching the rain water.

Catching the rain water.

Drips off the upper deck.

Drips off the upper deck.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. glenda zimmerman
    Aug 16, 2014 @ 16:15:39

    I love the rain pictures. Would love to see that here, but… it is a desert! Hopefully, my lawn still has green on it when I get home.

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