Monday, June 12, 2006

It rained... somewhere

Today was a real scorcher. The children asked if we could go to the lake, so I ran out to Steve's office, told him our plans, and we took off. When we got there the outdoor temperature was in the mid-90's. The children began tossing towels on the beach and diving into the water when we heard thunder. Everybody came out and headed for the house. We decided to wait on the screened porch for a bit to see what the weather would do. The wind gusted and churned the water to whitecaps. The lightning flashed and thunder rumbled, but we had no rain. We decided to work on the 500-piece puzzle we'd started a week ago. For the next hour, until the wind died down and the thunder ceased, we all snapped pieces into the puzzle of Noah and the ark. When it was safe to go out on the lake we'd finished the puzzle.

Then the children jumped back into the water and I sat on the beach and read The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia by Samuel Johnson. The sun was still covered by clouds, and even though it didn't rain here, it rained somewhere and cooled the air so much (by about 12 or 13 degrees) that it was quite nice outside.



Blogger Jeannine said...

This year we've had quite a few storms miss us. I can hear the thunder, see the dark clouds, and feel the cooler air but the storms seem to go just to the north and south of us. My husband is getting worried that we're going to have a drought summer.

We like doing puzzles too. I bought the global puzzle for us to do but I'm holding off until winter. The little boys will be 3 and 5 then and hopefully will be out of the pilfering puzzle pieces stage.

8:25 PM  
Blogger Jennie C. said...

That's a very pretty puzzle!

3:16 PM  

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