I had to do groceries in Renfrew yesterday. It was hot and stifling. It was so hot that I left Ella and Grandma at home. Ella gets over-heated so easily. Coming home things got cloudy and there was some lightening. I didn't get my hopes up though.
Unfortunately the lightening found a neighbour's hay barn. That's it smoking in the distance. It's a couple side-roads back. We could smell and see the smoke right up at the house. Not a good year to lose all your hay. In a normal year, it wouldn't be that much of a hardship -insurance would pay for a new barn and the neighbours would come by with bales of hay and replace all that you lost and then some.
While out watching the smoke, this cloud rolled in:
It was rather scary (I don't like 'weather') and it looked like it was rolling and boiling.
Did I mention I don't like 'weather'?? I'm standing in the middle of the yard taking pictures and then there is a giant crack of lightening way too close. So back in the house I go, but not before the thunder shakes the ground.
The skies opened and we couldn't see out the windows. I didn't get a picture of the storm because I was too busy freaking (on the inside) and wondering if we should be running for the cellar.
Wow, what a downpour. Thank God we missed the hail and possible tornado that pounded our neighbours near Golden Lake. That really would be all we need now.
In the end we had about 1/2 inch of glorious rain! I think the grass actually looks greener today. The soy beans are happy. I'm fairly sure it's too little too late for the grain corn. Hopefully the pumpkins will get a boost from the rain. I also hope we can get some more (minus the storm) in a few days.