Sunday, August 5, 2012

A big event......

Yesterday afternoon it rained....hard.....quite an event this summer.  The white streak on the street is a 'wave' of rain being pushed along by the high winds.  The weatherman said we haven't had this kind of rain for a month and a half and I agree.  Some towns near us got 1.75" in the half hour it rained so I'm guessing we got about the same and maybe more.  I could see the rainwater in the birdbath in the backyard from the kitchen window and I think it had to be 2" or more to bring it up to that level.  So that was the event of the day after a very hot and tropical humidity start to the day.

25 comments:

Lynley said...

Lovely!! Hard to imagine the heat, we are still very wintry and cold ...

cottonreel said...

Hi Wanda , sadly this is an everyday occurance in England this summer .

Could I enquire ? Is the zig zag pattern in one of Kaffe's books . I do have his books .

Sewing Junkie said...

We got 1.3 inches here, but the wind was horrible. Lots of tree and building damage. North of here two grain bins collapsed. But the flowers and the yards needed the rain. Chris

A Quilter Awakens said...

That's a lovely picture of a rainfall; so nice to get a gully-washer. Karmen

HollyM said...

We need some rain too. We've had lots of really hot weather and thunderstorms have been forecast for a few days but none yet.

Gene Black said...

It seems that every rain we have had this summer has been fast and heavy - but not frequent. I like those "soft summer rains" a whole lot better.

Impera_Magna said...

Glad you hear you got some much needed rain! Hope it's more frequent from here on out...

stitchinpenny said...

All your plants are yelling "Thank you" for the rain.

* said...

Gene and I live in pretty much the same part of the country where we are not getting almost daily rain. No complaints here. We have been having nice sunny (hot) mornings and early afternoons with late afternoons and evening rains, sometimes hard like yours. But it has kept everything green and we don't have to add water to the pool as often. ;-)

hetty said...

That's the kind of weather that is predicted for us today. We really need it! Yesterday was hot and humid. My plants are beginning to give up.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I'm so glad someone had rain!! We need it too, hopefully we will get some this week - we need rain and more rain.
Karen

MulticoloredPieces said...

wow! Send me some! 110 in the shade here...keeps me quietly hand stitching by the AC. Really liked your dotty zigzag. Very interesting fabric to use as a background. Your neatly folded fabrics put me to shame! I think I need to do some straightening up, if only I could move.
best, nadia

Marie said...

We are just getting some rain now (finally - yesterday's heat was incredible!) and it is such a blessing. I hope it rains all day.

Connie said...

We got some rain too Wanda! I'm not sure how much but it really was windy and poured but only for about 20 minutes.

Pat said...

We had sudden, gushing rain for about 20 minutes. When it stopped, it was even more humid than before. Ugh.

Sharon said...

I bet you really needed this. We finally have summer. I've gone into eastern WA two weekends in a row, it's in the 90's there. We are finally having some heat here on the coast, mid 80's here in the NW. Summer has arrived!

capitolaquilter said...

I bet all of your beautiful outdoor plants are soaking it up and happy. Feel like forever since we've had a down poor, just misty annoying sprinkles.

Taos Sunflower said...

Boy, that's good news.

Muddling Through said...

Yes, when you haven't had enough rain for a while - you really appreciate the relief. Glad you finally got some of that relief!

Purple Pam said...

Wow! That looks like a lot of rain. We only had a little bit of rain, mostly sprinkles, in the Bay Area.

imquilternity said...

How wonderful for you. I know you needed it badly. We even had a downpour on Friday afternoon which lasted for about a half hour, but didn't drop quite as much as you got. It was lovely though.

Chartreuse Moose said...

Rain is good! Hope it arrived in time to spare some of the vegetation!

Needled Mom said...

Can you believe that we actually got rain in So. CA yesterday and Friday too? Glad that you guys got some much needed rain.

Anonymous said...

Nice hard rain ~ hooray ! ! ! ~ but it would have been nicer to get it earlier to save some of those fields of crops. We are never satisfied with our weather.

I am expecting your pkg. to show up tomorrow. Will let you know it it does.

J~MT

KateKwiltz said...

Yes, and some of it ended up in my basement! Always good to see rain -- as long as it stays outside!