rumbles of thunder came from the north and east boiling up cumulus clouds followed but something odd happened something i'd not seen before as they moved into the darker mass just to the east of us they were instantly swallowed up absorbed. it was a bit eerie to see such a dark horizon in one quarter and a brilliant mass in another.
but all is well that ends well a good rain no floods no one harmed at least not in our area.
i can't remember how long it has been since we had one good, harmless, soaking rain followed by another in just a week's time "like the good ol' days" when, last night at bedtime lightning tickled the sky outside my window long choruses of thunder grew louder and i went to sleep listening to rainfall on the roof.
Dear Terri, every time i think and or post something like this i beseech the heavens on behalf of Australia
Post script: Sadly, the news reports that communities north of us were drenched with 4+ inches of rain with flooding and destruction. How I wish all of nature could calm itself.
jewels in the shade that's what these little Martagon lilies are
i wish i lived on ground that remained a bit more moist so they could be their more robust selves however they keep coming back every year and my heart leaps up as the buds appear 'specially since i grew the little darlings from seed given to me by a friend. who sometimes still calls me by my "stage name" Lily Martagon