August 18, 2003
I believe that I've seen rain fall on the Crackerbox every day since sometime in the middle of July. I KNOW that it has rained every single day in August. It's raining again now.
My rain gauge has been full to overflowing for a while now. I stopped looking at it a long time ago. We're something like ten inches over normal for this time of year. Now the thunder is kicking up its heels and dancing with the lightning across the sky. I expect another violent storm this evening.
That southwest wind that's been coming in from the Gulf for two months now makes the days hot and humid. I mean REALLY hot and humid. Heat index 100 degrees plus. Then, when the sun starts down, Mother Nature throws a tantrum coupled with a hissy fit. I really wish I had planted a garden this year. I would NOT have needed to water it.
I'm going to pour a glass of wine and go sit in my garage. Things are looking very interesting outside.
My garden did extremely well up here.
Sounds like my kinda night...
Yep, we're getting the same rain, every single day now. It rained twice today. Haven't had to water the lawn since at least the beginning of July. Must of had a thunder-bunder today, everything had to be reset due to loss of electricity.
yeah... were gettin a lot of those storms up here in augusta as well. intense stuff, lightning knocked out a tree in the back the other day.
Not that I spend every minute thinking about your bionic hammer, but is that thing grounded? I mean, sitting out in the garage with lightning striking all around?
I wish we'd get that kind of rain. We need it.
Down here in Clearwater, we get some pretty cool storms rolling in off the Gulf.
I grab my cigarettes and sit on the front porch to watch.
(the windchimes get pretty rowdy, too)
Wine? ,,Oh yeah, I like wine too. Beer makes me sleepy and gives me gas. To much rain here in South Carolina. Now all we need is hurricane to blow the yankee's back up north.
Then I can have shrimp and grits for breakfast without getting all those strange looks at the local slop house.
We'll take all you don't want here in crispy, brown Oklahoma
We were in serious drought conditions last summer. This summer, we never have enough sunny days in a row to dry out the soggy ground.
Summer rain and a nice chilled wine. Yum!