Friday, July 20, 2012
Wall of rain
We were just changing into our work shoes when I went out on the front veranda. It has been somewhat overcast, but some sun and comfortably warm all morning. There's a phenomenon here that I had never heard in Oregon. Off to the east it sounded as tho' a freight train was heading for us. No wind, just sound. I'm getting somewhat used to it, but it's still interesting. It was a wall of rain coming thru the bush right at us. When it arrived we were hit with an instant downpour and wind. I looked out at the open area across the drive and could see occasional hail bouncing. This took about 5 minutes and now it's stopped. We can hear thunder off in the distance, but only getting the rain dripping from the trees. We'll wait for a bit to head back outside where I want to chop at a haleconia that is taking over the front and under the house. Art's doing what he can to try to help and it's wonderful to be able to do things together.