Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Another Soggy Day Here

June 26, 2012

After a restless night with little sleep, I finally decided it was time to get up and make the most of the day.  Tonight is a work night, so with a little luck, maybe I can get a nap this afternoon.  The weather has settled into a cooler pattern for a while.  It is currently 64 degrees F, heading for 71.  The weatherman is calling for thunder storms today and tonight, and then again tomorrow.

I've been keeping my eye on the stormy weather in Florida.  I have family and friends there, and I'm praying that they all stay safe.  Tropical storm Debbie has caused so much flooding there, and left a lot of folks with no power.  The weather seems to be feast or famine.

Yesterday, we had thunder storms with a bit of lightning, and I tried to get photos of the lightning.  However, that was not so simple.  First, it was pouring rain and I did not want to get my camera wet, and second I could not see the lightning.  Hard to get a photo of what you can't see. 

But I did get some photos of rain.  Yup!  Rain.  I  take pictures of whatever is at hand.  So I stood on my front porch and took photos of a tree through the rain coming down over the porch roof.  That looked like this.

I took more photos when we had a short break in the rain, and here you can see more of the tree.

I also have a pretty photo that might warm you up a bit after all this rain.  This is a Japanese Iris that I planted last year.  Sorry about the shadows, but the cherry tree has grown quite a lot and is providing a bit of shade for the Iris.   Isn't this gorgeous?  The photo was taken last week when it was so hot.

Aside from the weather, there's really not much news.  Last night, I did work a bit on some new freebies and our July collab kit.  Other than that, nothing exciting going on here.  So, on that note, I think I will go do a load of laundry.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Nani said...

Do you know how hard it is to photograph rain unless it's REALLY pouring? Wow! it's just a sheet of water! I hope your family in Florida stay dafe and dry!

The weather is what you talk about when there's nothing going on, right? Unless the weather really is news and the crazy weather this year really is news. They are predicting a Thursday high for us of 106! 106! I don't think it's ever been 106 in Toledo!

I joke about wanting Global Warming, but I don't really want it THAT hot! Yeesh!

Stay dry, Edna and stay comfortable, whatever opposite of the outside that is!

Hugs, Nani

smiekeltje said...

It really was a flood of rain!
Sorry you didn;t sleep too well, and with work tonight it mught be a good idea to try catching some sleep in the afternoon.
Working evening for Jan again today, so early dinner, not completely knowing what to make. Must be something quick but nourishing.Oh I'll think of something.
Have an easy working night and a great day tomorrow.

The Queen Jester said...

Your photo of the rain would make a wonderful texture layer.