One observation I still hold from watching summer storms in my childhood…the longer it’s been hot, and the hotter it’s been, the stronger the storm that’s needed to break the heat. That was a long time ago but it still holds true, and not just for heat waves and summer storms.
This rain is truly a “Happy Rain”! As soon as the wind picked up I shut off the air conditioner and opened the doors and windows to welcome the sweet scent of petrichor, and the sound of big, fat raindrops.
In the middle of a heat wave, a downpour can actually be quite welcome. Huge raindrops began smacking into everything, just a few, then more, and within minutes the din was deafening and I could barely see across the street with lots of thunder rolling through the valley. Pretty scary for a while, but then the birds began to sing, including the baby wrens in the pussy willow, and the chickadees who had taken cover and were mad about having to abandon their feeders, and the rain and the gutter overflow played a “plink-plink” melody on the metal bells.
My gutters runneth over. This was a very happy rain.
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