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Sunday’s Snapshots – Torrential Summer Rain

July 27, 2014
Rain splashing on the driveway

Rain splashing on the driveway.

After the unbearable cold and snow of last winter, we are being rewarded with the most beautiful summer. Most days are in the 80s (F) and most nights in the 60s-70s (F) and it’s been a pretty dry month in terms of humidity. For July in New England, this is remarkable. Generally, it’s blisteringly hot and uncomfortably humid.

rain splattering on the skylight

Rain splattering on the skylight.

The only drawback is that for a few weeks, there wasn’t much rain. It seemed as if all around my town it was raining, but for some reason the clouds kept bypassing my area. Then one day about two weeks ago, clouds rolled in and dumped buckets of rain for a couple of hours. It was fantastic! My house doesn’t have an attic so the sound was tremendous, it was very loud.

The view from my desk

The view from my desk.

I hope the photos throughout this post capture the drama.

Torrential rain fell at an angle, blown by strong winds.

Torrential rain fell at an angle, blown by strong winds.

Every window view showed that the air was milky with heavy rain.

Every window view showed that the air was milky with heavy rain.

Then for a time, there was a lull and an eerie light replaced the rain.

Then for a time, there was a lull and an eerie light replaced the rain.

Gray clouds rolled in and thunder and lightning passed through with them.

Gray clouds rolled in and thunder and lightning passed through with them.

All in all, it was really exciting! And for sure, all the things growing from the earth were glad for the relief of receiving much needed water.

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  1. July 27, 2014 10:29 pm

    beautiful!

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