Afternoon thunderstorms are a fairly common occurrence here in the summertime. Not so nice if you happen to be out and about when one pops up, but at home it's another matter altogether.
That's the time I like to grab my book and head for the living room. Hearing the thunder boom and the tree leaves rustle makes the perfect backdrop for a cozy reading session.
Not long after I sat down today, the skies started to darken and so did the room. I turned the light above me on and as I did so another light bulb went on. Yes, you know the one. ;D.
The one that reminded me of the little strand of lights I had purchased after Christmas and put into a terrarium on the coffee table. It was time to turn them on .
This garden fairy wasn't bothered by the storm.
She danced among the flowers sheltered under glass.
Today we had it all...
thunder, lightning, torrential downpours and even some hail.
The forecast for our July 4th holiday is an 80% chance of rain.
If it's anything like today's weather, it will have come and gone in 20 minutes. That's just long enough to save me from having to water the garden and short enough to not interfere with the celebrations.