May 27, 2008

Thunderstorm Morning

We've been getting some much needed rain in the last week. Most of it in short-lived bursts of heavy rain.

This morning two thunderstorms rolled through before I even woke up at 7:45.
I took this photo at 9:30 am. It was so dark in the house that we had to turn the lights back on and the camera needed the flash to capture the foreboding, stormy sky.

Eerie color!

Tico, our little chihuahua, is scared merde-less when there are thunderstorms. He shivers and hides under blankets or under the bed.

Surprisingly the power hasn't gone out (I shouldn't jinx it by saying's still early in the day) but the computer and TV satellite have been blipping off and on.

No Tuesday morning market for me. The vendors probably didn't bother showing up with this wild weather! Pin It


Veronica said...

spooky, wasn't it? We've had a few lighter patches but it's still very dark here, with that ghastly orange glow. Almost rminds me of November 1999 :-(

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

How spooky was that...very dark for 9.30am!!!!

Loulou said...

It was! Found out yesterday that the clouds were full of sand from the Sahara, hence the weird color.
Our friend's pool had 1/2 inch of sand in it!

Spooky wasn't the word! It was so dark that we felt like going back to bed.

Betty C. said...

We had the same weird sky in Rodez -- everything looked sepia! I thought it would lead to the storm of the century, but it just faded away. It's interesting to know the origin of the orange color.

Loulou said...

Yes, sepia is the perfect description. A very dark sepia!

Water is still coming down from the Black Mountains and the rivers are very, very swollen at the moment.