SUMER IS ICUMEN IN, or the not so sunny side up of yesterday’s summer solstice.

And to borrow a phrase from an old Scotsman … the best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley!  In other words, while our summer solstice was supposed to be the longest day of sunlight, we had no way of knowing it.DSC00021

Because at 6:54 these huge black thunder clouds began blocking out all traces of sunlight in West Walnut Manor. And when it was pitch black at 7:00, a booming crash of lightning started one hell of a thunderstorm.DSC00022

Add a lot of wind to the mix that made the rain look like it was falling horizontally.

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The local weather wizards noted that in an hour period anywhere from three to four inches of rain fell around the local area which caused flash flooding in a number of areas around town.DSC00024

I like to think that the camera flash illuminated a couple of drops of falling rain in the above picture. Or maybe it was just a flight of fancy to make up for the fact that the longest day of our summer was cut short by an hour and 29 minutes.

Mlle. Renee was no fool, she  headed for her basement storm shelter with the first rumble of thunder.DSC00020

And she didn’t come back upstairs until a little after ten when it was all over.  Renee is no dumb puppy — you don’t see her running around taking pictures of a thunderstorm.

 

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About Robert Edler

... a somewhat unknown and/or imaginary actor, writer, director, producer, photographer, friend, brother, uncle and all round good fellow that you really should get to know because he lives with that most glamorous fourpaw Mademoiselle Renee. (Mlle. Renee for short)

Posted on June 22, 2014, in MY WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT! and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Poor Renee. Thunder and fireworks, too.

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