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.
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.
Add a lot of wind to the mix that made the rain look like it was falling horizontally.
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.
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.
Posted on June 22, 2014, in MY WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT! and tagged Longest Day Cut Short, Mlle. Renee, photography, summer thunderstorms, weather, West Walnut Manor. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.