Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Windy Today....

....and sunny, though haze and storm clouds are in the forecast. It rained last night at about 9 o'clock. Lightning flashed in the distance, and thunder rumbled from afar. At first it was just broad, flat flashes, as if someone had flicked on a lamp beyond the trees and rooftops; then it was jagged streaks of brilliant white light, followed by loud thunderclaps moments later. In no time at all the low places were filled with puddles.

We can use the rain. For weeks cars passing by on Howard Street and Lawton Lane kicked up clouds of fine dust, and the sandy soil was parched and dry. Today the plants and trees are drinking in last night's rainfall. But the sun is shining once more. The sunny skies may not last, but right now everything is beautiful and full of life.

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