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.