Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy July 4th

The fireworks started pretty early in this part of the world.  As has happened on a regular basis lately, the mid afternoon sky turned very dark.  Huge thunderheads amassed themselves off to the north and then there was the ear splitting BOOM!

We ran around closing windows, and just in time too.  The sky opened up and for a while it rained so hard I thought we were in Florida.

The streams are gushing, taking driveways and large parts of roads, flooding the river banks and heading toward the lake.  Our road crew is once again engaged in the Sisyphean task of hauling gravel and rock to shore up ever increasing erosion of the town highways and byways.

And then the sun came out.  The water is still rushing off the mountains, but people who want to see the fireworks might be able to if they can get out of their own yards and find a open road.

I hope that you were able to enjoy the day.




14 comments:

  1. Feast or famine here. Deluge one day, 90* the next. Today we had the 90*. Good weather for a cookout with friends, but wow, am I beat!

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    1. We have been getting the 90's and rain showers in the same day. It's been that way since the end of May and it is getting tired.

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  2. The weatherman has been saying we're going to get a storm, but so far it hasn't happened. I don't mind a storm but when it is bad enough to wash out roads, that is too much!

    Stay safe!

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  3. After several days of heat wave, it's sunny and in the 80s here in Roseburg, Oregon. We'll stay indoors tonight - Art doesn't like the noise of fireworks. Tomorrow morning we leave for our six-hour drive home.

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  4. That is a cloud burst. Hope the rains are over for a while. Happy Fourth!!

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    1. Sadly, the same weather pattern we have had for the past six weeks is supposed to remain for at least the next week.

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  5. Wow. Nothing like that here. I'm just waiting for my dog to flip out ivermectin the firework sounds.

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  6. Nature really can put on a big show. For now, we are still in the sweet spot of the US. No heat, no rain, and no humidity. Just perfect. Sorry, wish I could send you some.

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    1. Enjoy it while you can. It is good to know that there is a sweet spot!

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  7. It looks as if our rainstorms have ceased, BUT we're getting temps in the 90s with humidity! I love summer, just not so much of it!
    Peace,
    Muff

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    1. We have high humidity, high temps, and daily storms that drop enough rain to keep washing out roads and driveways. AND bad hair days! Don't get me started!

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  8. Gee, we haven't had that kind of storm in a long time. Glad it's cleared up for you.

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  9. Thunder and lightning are my favorite kind of fireworks!

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  10. Oh dear...
    We could actually use some rain over here. Thank goodness things are getting better for you.

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