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Saturday, August 04, 2007


And He finally brought us some relief!

Today is the coolest day we've had in months, it's only going to a high of around 70 at best, and it's RAINING! As you may remember the ground here is parched and cracked and we're losing plants from that and the heat. Hopefully the end of the hotter weather is over for the summer, at least for the most part. The odd day here and there isn't a big deal.

In all of this parching heat we HAVE had some interesting storms, even though it may have only rained briefly and not enough to do much except settle some dust.
Over the last while I took some shots that were quite pretty.

Of course I love sunsets so I have taken many of those, but even during the day some unusually interesting cloud formations (when we had ANY cloud) made my fingers itch to click the shutter button on my camera. I think I could be one of those people who chases storms, in my case if only to enjoy the awesome beauty overhead.

It's not as if we don't still have an abundance of lush greenery here, our neighbourhood, in fact our city, is quite a green space. I believe our provincial capital city has more parks in it that any elsewhere in Canada. Just a zoom-in shot across our back alley frames a picture in so much greenness from our yard and a neighbouring yard behind us.

And for all of the flowers that dried up brown as toast, we do still have some that are hardy enough to have thrived with the help of hubby's watering. And others that live in our backyard and don't get the whole day's sun on them.

We had a storm go through here a week ago that was just awesome. Although it had the makings to spur official storm warnings around us, the edges of it only skirted over us and not a drop of water or hail was to be had here. The beauty of it though, was recorded by my shutter finger.

This was the very edge of it, taken from the front yard:

And these were taken from the back yard:

It's a long weekend here in Canada and today I was hoping to get out with the camera somewhere, maybe my favourite cemetery. But because of the rainy day it didn't work out. And you know what? We need the rain more than I need the pictures!

I hope you're having a great weekend wherever you are. Take good care of each other and keep looking up. You never know what you might see overhead!

Love Jude


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