It has been a rainy summer so far, the kind of summer that long time Floridians call, "normal". We expect summer days to start off sunny and humid, building to hot and humid by noon, with a climax of thunderstorms in the after noon.
The weather here has been following the script perfectly with no need from a prompter in the wings. Everyday, my little Weatherbug software says the same thing for the next 3 days ... 50% chance of thunderstorms.
Mostly this "normal" weather is very welcome after a dry spring, although it does make going topless a challenge and so the JEEP top has stayed up. I do miss the wind in my face, but I missed the rain even more in the first 5 months of this year, so bring it on.
Here's something more precious than oil.
The pond is still empty, but moist. Filling it will take rains of longer duration than these short afternoon storms.
Shake it off dude!
After the rain, the kite was up in the sentinel tree across the road from PFHQ and again, I used the mailbox as my tripod to steady this maxed out telephoto shot. You may remember last year when I posted pics of kites doing the horizontal bop in this very same tree.
A quick shake and he's majestic again.
Perhaps a new version of the lovely Frances will drop by this year and fill my pond to overflowing.
Which reminds me, it's time to open the Hurricane/Bird Flu/Alien Invasion/Genetic Engineering Gone Bad With Raptors Loose In My Backyard Emergency Box and check the food and medical supplies for this hurricane season.
Perhaps we will all take a look inside the box via blog post this week. Then you can give me your opinions on what should be in there.
Perhaps it will stimulate YOU to be responsible and create an emergency box of your own.
(LOL, of course you have already made preparations for possible emergencies ...)