For two consecutive days we have received showers of blessings, i.e. otherwise known as downpours of short duration. but significant accumulation.
Although north central Texas, and to a lesser extent, surrounding states have received an overabundance of rain and some destructive, sometimes tragic, severe weather, in July and August we may long for a cooling downpour. However, humidity preceding and succeeding these storms is oppressive to those of us with respiratory distress.
More showers are predicted for later today and tomorrow!
A Texan blogger, Amber Star of Serenity Days, included several posts about the north central Texas area, and a weather film clip. Dallas streets looked like waterways. See Building an Ark and It is coming again!....looking for my water-wings!
Here in north central Arkansas, we are beginning the search for an ark...too late to build one!
Unlike Noah we haven't been called to preach 120 years nor build an ark-building materials are several continents away. We have a nice sized mountain, Bull Mountain, part of which is in the city limits, actually in the ward I represent as alderman. I took a drive, but found no landlocked ark.
You know the Ark has never been found....for sure..
We do have a boat, but the Marina where it is housed, is not accessible because the lake level has inundated the roads to it. And I don't swim...
I am thankful for the recurrent showers which have watered my new post-Great-Ice-Storm shrubbery and young trees, saving ballooning my water bill. Rain is far more beneficial than city water any day!
But Luckie has developed a fear of thunderstorms.
When we adopted her, Luckie did not appear to have this fear which seemed to develop in the time-frame of her diagnosis as an epileptic. Little is known about the aura that precedes seizures in adults or animals, so maybe the storm triggers that in her doggy memory.
When the thunder begins Luckie gets under the raised footrest of my recliner, in a dark place, or as close to one of us as she can physically get. It is odd. When the storm is over, this behavior ceases.
This morning I awoke to thunder at 4 a.m. Luckie was beneath my foot rest. I have unknowingly lowered the footrest, squeezing her into the cavity underneath the recliner, only her tail is visible. It is a tight fit, but she never utters cry...must not be painful.
So today I am a tad deprived of sleep. Maybe a nap this afternoon? Probably NOT.
If I could catch a rainbow to photograph,the weather would be tolerable!