Fonticulus Fides

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Thanking God for the rain...

We started out yesterday morning a little over 4.5 inches short in our annual rainfall (this, of course, is compounded by previous years' shortages for the last decade -- about 18 or so inches short in all, I think, which puts us in first stage drought).

Around 6:30 p.m. or so, the temperature dropped from a steamy 99 degrees (it had been 100 earlier) to 72 degrees, and a huge gush of rain came with it. It rained steadily on all night, and this morning, our kiddie pool, which had been flipped upright by the wind, was almost full. About 4 inches of rain altogether, I'm told. Looks like we may get some more showers in the next day or two, and it all helps.

I wish it hadn't been such a violent start, though -- there were several trees toppled by lightening, a roof here and there damaged. But no fatalities, and I guess we can put up with a little mess in return for the much-needed moisture.

Praise the Lord!



  • Amen Sparki! It was sooooooo nice today to come home from work, shut the thermostat off and open up all the windows in the house. What a simply gorgeous that said to me "autumn is achingly close." I hope the cool weather hangs around a while longer.

    By Blogger Jeff, at 10:45 PM  

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