Sunday, July 3, 2011

Wacky Weather

Thursday evening, we had a hail storm:


Video Description: Scenes of medium-sized hail balls falling in our front yard, with bursts of lightning.

Then, Friday, we had the apocalyptic storm that knocked out our power for an entire day:


Video Description: Scenes of rain coming down in sheets, accompanied by thunder and lightning.

That was before the storm got really bad. It stormed like that, with full-on thunder and lightning, for about four hours, then just continued to rain and rain, until there was flooding all over the area.

Saturday, it was sunny and almost 100 degrees. The dog park, which has excellent drainage, was nonetheless still flooded in the morning. Dudley, who has no stamina in and no tolerance for the heat, found a neat way to cool off:


Video Description: Dudley lays up to his chest in the floodwater, drinking it as he lies there. Iain and I laugh about how goofy he is.


Video Description: Dudley lays in the water, and, as he pants from running around in the hot sun, ripples fan out around him in the water. I laugh and ask him what he thinks he's doing. He spies his Beagle friend Walter across the park, and he leaps up, water dripping off of him.

Today, the sun is out, but I just heard thunder in the distance. Yikes. Who knows what today will bring! I've got $5 on snow. Why not?