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Friday, June 22, 2012

It’s Raining . . .

POURING is a better word — 0.6 of an inch in 30 minutes according to Grenville’s weather station. Friday is our grass cutting afternoon, luckily we got out early and finished just as the first drops started pelting down.

Porching it can’t be beat during a summer rainstorm; we sat in our favorite rockers watching the downpour — until the winds started gusting to 30mph with accompanying claps of thunder and lightning.front yard rain0622Photos were taken from the back door and thru the kitchen window. backyard rain0622Shooting from inside gave some unique effects. These photos were taken shooting through the window and screen – no after-effects.

Tractor shed – taken from dining room windowIMG_6280Back patio – taken from kitchen windowIMG_6283Second patio shot from kitchen windowIMG_6281

It’s still raining and more storms are headed this way throughout the night. The rains are a welcome relief to water the gardens and bring a cool down from the 90+ temps of the past several days. We hope your weather isn’t too stormy or HOT.

UPDATE: average gas prices here as of this a.m . . . double YEAH !

gas cost0622

14 comments:

Don't unplug your hub. said...

No Beatrice it isn't too hot here at the moment thankyou, in fact it is raining again after the wettest April and on its way to being the wettest June ever! I am pleased you are enjoying the little shower!

Don't unplug your hub. said...

I forgot to mention the wettest May!

Susie Swanson said...

So thankful youu are getting rain..But please send some our way..we live west of you and not a drop yet..still in the 90's.

Daisy said...

The rain looks lovely. We could sure use some of that here.

Maple Lane said...

I love your rain photos! We don't have a porch at this house, but I loved to sit on the porch at the last house and enjoy the rain. So refreshing on a summer day. Wishing you a happy weekend.

Country Gal said...

Nothing like porching it during a thunderstorm is there ? Papa and I love it . We need rain, had a little last night but still need more it has been hot and humid for a week now. I to like taking photos through a window or a screen makes for interesting photos like yours awesome shots ! Have a great day !

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

It rained all night here and the coming week will bring us even more water from the sky. But the sun will peak out between the clouds every now and again so I hope it will be a bit warmer than it is right now.

You know what I think about Your petrol prices :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

possum said...

Gratitude for things going down:
So grateful for the rain and not having to water the garden today.
And the resultant drop in temperatures!
Also overjoyed at the drop in ga$ price$.

Doris said...

We drove through some heavy rain and storms on the way home from the beach last evening. Was thankful it didn't last too long.

Your photos of the rain are beautiful! Our gas is $3.18,...inching down and I like!

Sandra said...

we saw 3.15 on gas yesterday when we went out for lunch. my favorite rain photo is the shed through the drops of rain and second is the first front porch. i love to sit on a porch and watch he rain. have not done that for many years. i do stand and watch it through the sliding glass door. they told us 70 percent chance of rain the past 3 days and nary a drop yet, THEY are saying lots of rain on the way he next 3 days. we are hoping THEY are right this time

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

John, Yesterday's rain was very welcome as we haven't had consistent rainstorms; today is hot and muggy and rain-free.Thanks for the updates.

Susie & Daisy, would gladly send some your way, how about Monday when we're due for more?

Mildred & Elaine, one of the great features of this old house and one which attracted us was the front porch. We will certainly miss that when we move on, but for now we're enjoying it and during rain storms it's a great place to sit.

Possum. grateful is a good word for both.

Doris, glad to hear PA gas prices are lower than here cause we're heading back and will be in your area around mid-July. Hope you had a fun beach day - before the rains.

Sandra, those last couple of rain photos ere fun because the special effects were done at the time of shooting, not afterwards. Shotting through a rain-streaked window and/or screen produces great results! YEAH on the lower gas prices - you beat us. We're suposed to get more rain on Mon; hope you get some...one day soon!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

We've had lots of heat but not much rain in our corner of northern VA, but areas around us got pretty clobbered too.

I hope you're enjoying your weekend and getting lots of porch time! :-)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Kim, maybe your turn for rain will come in the next few days, hopefully. Not much porch time this weekend, as the humidity levels are up there making it uncomfortable.

Anvilcloud said...

You've got some good rain pictures here.

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