Sunday, January 31, 2010

31. Rain!

The dark clouds gathered and it looked like it might rain. Over the last 15 years we have become accustomed to it looking like it might rain but it doesn't. However during the last 6 months when dark clouds appear it has rained. And so it did today. Lovely rain to dampen the dry, parched land. So dry that not much sinks in to the ground. The soil has set up an anti soaking mechanism just like a dry sponge doesn't soak up water as good as a damp one. We had thunder and lightning, Elmo and Timmy weren't too happy about this weather. The rain was loud on our metal roof, a noise we haven't heard very often.

The power went off so no TV, computers, microwaves, kettles, cooking and water. So what can we do? Play scrabble, yes we played scrabble and the game lasted long enough until the power came back on.

1 comment:

  1. You had more rain than we did. It was so hot that the few rain drops that fell dried up straight away.- I'm glad it rained for you though