Monday, July 13, 2009

Wet n wild

Once every summer we get a major storm. We get lots of little storms but this was one of those special storms. Meteorologists will tell you how all the conditions have to be right and everything must come together just perfect before you get that one big storm. I have my own way of predicting a major storm. This time we had all of the criteria. The first thing that must be in place is a planned outdoor activity. Saturday was the outdoor bible school picnic that Superhubby and I were assisting with. SH loves to make giant bubbles and small kids love to play with those bubbles with SH.
The second thing we had in place was the fact that the county fair started Saturday. It always alternates between being horribly hot and hard rains that leave the entire fairgrounds a mud pit.
Since both of those things were in place Saturday it was inevitable that we would have one of THOSE storms.
Superhubby and I took a quick drive a couple of hours after the storm passed. We ran into a lot of this....

And quite a bit of this......


We ran out to Vesuvius and looked at the spillway. This usually has a trickle of water and when the summer gets dry nothing comes over it. Today it would have been good for white water rafting.

Quite a few people are still without electric. I am thankful that this time it wasn't us.

My softhearted (don't tell him I told you that) husband sat on the porch and watched the hummingbirds trying to drink during the rain. He quickly fixed it so they could sit on the feeder and not get wet. Some of them were a little freaked out by the umbrella but they quickly got over it.

Now the sun is shining, our corn is trying to stand back up after the wind blew it over and the pool could actually be warm enough to swim in sometime this month. Life is good.



4 comments:

Lanny said...

Oh my goodness! The rain!

I love the umbrella. So sweet.

Mary Ellen said...

The umbrella? oh, how adorable!

That looks like it was quite the storm. We're finally experiencing a bit of sun, and it's fabulous.

kim-d said...

Hi Katy. I miss you. I'm getting back into blogging again, and am really enjoying it.

SH's umbrella? Does NOT surprise me one bit. What a guy! :)

Caution Flag said...

I was at Kim-d's blog and saw your reference to Ironton. I was raised in Russell, Ky and my parents live in Worthington. They always laugh how they see the storms coming, but then the clouds cross into Ohio and you all get the worst of it. That storm looks like it was pretty major.

Your husband's umbrella is about the sweetest thing I've seen this week.