Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Tease

Tuesday September 3 2013

It was so deliciously auspicious: 60% chance of heavy rain, and a Flash Flood Warning.

And it started out so promising. The skies dimmed; a light rain began falling in the morning. It lasted an hour… the mountains disappeared, the horses got wet…

Finneas even rolled and covered himself in mud, something he rarely does (he rather likes to stay clean and shiny, because he's a grandson of the Black Stallion).

It lasted another hour…

and fizzled. Sun came out and dried the ground in shorter time than it took to get wet.

Showers and thunderstorms are still likely through tomorrow night, but the sun is gaily shining and I don't hold out much hope. I'll believe it when I can dance in it.


  1. Hey Merri,

    I hope your luck turns around and you get some rain! With all these storms sweeping the country It's my hope you'll get some rain soon and your lovely horses can get some relief from the scorching heat!


  2. I like rolling in the mud myself, but hate what it does to my stiletto's!

  3. Wish I could send you some of our New Jersey precipitation. It seems that as soon as it dries out, it rains again. Wish I could help you out.

  4. Your grandson of the Black Stallion would have been pretty depressed on Monday. I'm pretty sure we got a whole inch of rain here.

  5. I'd love to send you some of my rain storms. Had some flooding in town a few days ago. On the plus side, did it tamp down some of the dust?