High Temperature: 84F Low Temperature: 69F Sunrise: 6:12 am Sunset: 8:43 pm Humidity: 61% Wind: s 8 mph Chance of Rain: 30%
As dinner time neared yesterday, a mass of dark gray clouds moved towards us from the southwest. The radar was ugly. At five the deluge began, heavy rain driven horizontal by high winds. There were flashes of lightning and loud bursts of thunder. Water blew in sheets across the drive, the sliding glass doors rattled in the wind, and young green leaves, torn from their branches, plastered themselves against the windows. A few moments after the rain started, gum ball-sized hail rattled onto the roof and bounced on the drive and lawn. It was furious for a while, but quickly dissipated. Two inches of water came down. Our reward after the storm has been cooler temperatures and sun-blocking clouds.
Today I feel dread and unease as night nears the city of Tulsa. I hope for as much peace as can be expected during this angry and evil time in our country.
In bird news: The two pigeons we saw weeks ago and thought had vacated the owl box in the barn apparently never left. They flap out from the barn now and again, saunter along the roof, heads bobbing. Perhaps they have some chicks in the box. How they will be able to get them out of the box to begin their flying lessons is beyond me - it's quite deep. They are the shyest pigeons we've ever seen. They must not be city pigeons; or perhaps they were city pigeons and they relocated to the country due to all of the unrest...