They keep saying we will have one by the weekend, probably during Pride, this Saturday is St. Pete Pride, the largest in the state of florida, probably rain in all the drag queens and just watch the make-up run lol.
I had to scrape my thunder-phobic pooch off the ceiling around 5pm today. One of the boomers was an ear-splitter. Made me smile! We had a nice 30-45 minute t-storm here in Sarasota, FL. We could use a few more to get caught up on a mini-drought.
No boomers here in days. Grounds getting hard, air's full of dust.
We need a good drenching.
Mon 11 Jul, 2011 07:05 am
A severe thunder storm just took down two large ash trees in my front yard! They didn't hit the house, thank goodness. It's been a hell of a summer for storms here. The last one took down over a dozen large trees in my neighborhood. We escaped that one. I guess it was our turn <sigh>...
Yeah. I really love thunderstorms but the aftermath is a mess!
We haven't lost power yet. That's a good thing. I've got buckets filled for flushing should the need arise. The trees fell away from the car that was parked in front. That's another good thing. The best thing is that they didn't fall toward the house.
No. My neighbor spent about $6000 last week having her yard cleared. Another one took a week off from work and worked non-stop doing it himself. The neighbor beside me still has a trunk through his roof and his side yard looks like a scene from a movie. I can only imagine the mold problem he's going to have.
Mon 11 Jul, 2011 07:32 am
Hate it when the trees go down. Large ones too! Yikes.
Glad about the safety of car, house, and power lines, though.
Looks promising. And I hope so. Mrs. 45 and I enjoy a good storm going by whilst on the porch, especially when the heavy rain's just a bit north of us. And I'd love to feel that temperature drop as well.
I live about an hour from where you work. We had one rather rainy day last week, little thunder, and nothing since.
Mon 11 Jul, 2011 11:46 am
Just got back from Florida last week. We were on Siesta Key...beautiful thunderstorms in the afternoons. One night I went to sleep watching the lightening play over the water - breathtaking.
Next morning I got up to go stake our place on the beach and there was still a couple of little clouds off the coast glowing with cloud to cloud lightening...the sun rising in the east caused the cloud to look pinkish orange and the glowing from the lightening plus the reflection from the water was one of those moments that made my heart beat faster and made me appreciate what a beautiful world we have.