Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thunder and lightning

Tanya didn't have to water her flowers tonight.  We had a dandy thunderstorm that made three passes before disappearing.  For a while we thought she may not have to water them again at all this year as there were hailstones mixed in the first rain.  But only a few and not very large ones, so she lucked out. 

The temps have been running in the high 30's all week so hail would not be unexpected.  All of Russia seems to have the high temperatures too.  Moscow was 39 with smoke from nearby forest/marsh/brush fires. 

I took some food out to the dogs just as the rain was starting.  Bobik slipped out of the gate when I opened it so I let Volk out too for a run.  Gardens are past damage and the chickens should have all been home for the night anyhow.  They weren't gone long.  Once the downpour started we found Volk on the front entry step and Bobik standing by the gate to go in.  Dogs do have enough sense to come in out of the rain.  People, on the other hand, . . .

Speaking of dogs, Maxim has taught Ronald to shake a paw. 

1 comment:

  1. We've been having those kinds of storms regularly there. I think today is the first day it hasn't rained in about two months. (Well, maybe a bit of an exaggeration.)

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