Friday, June 12, 2009


Boy, did we get a surprise last night. The weather forecast on my computer had been showing nothing but sunny skies and mid-nineties stretching out before us, but just as we were about ready for bed, it began to thunder like crazy. We threw open the doors and went out onto the porch to watch the show. The sky split open, and dumped more than a half inch of rain on us in a matter of minutes. We left the doors open when we crawled into bed, as the sound of rain is our very favorite lullaby. A few moments later I hopped back up and slammed them shut. The rain was blowing right across our eight-foot-wide porch, through the doors, and onto our wooden floors!

Not long ago I heard someone describe the weather here in the Hill Country as "persistent drought with intermittent flooding." Funny, but true! When we were getting those nice rains back in April, I occasionally said "but just you watch. It's sure to dry up the minute we finally get this tank installed!" More than one person replied "Nah, don't worry. This is going to be one of those summers where we get lots of rain." Apparently it has something to do with El Nino.

Uh oh. Good thing I have a well-stocked pantry. Last time we had one of those summers, my siblings and I almost went for an unanticipated river ride, and there were several days when you couldn't get in or out of this neighborhood. If only we could find that sense of balance I'm always yammering on about, with regard to the weather here!


lexlane said...

Now's the time to stock up on Amy's Canned Soup!

Hill Country Hippie said...

Will do!