Day: April 15, 2018

On the Surface


The big storm came and went. The winds were strong. So was the rain. The meeting of cold and warm air was violent. Thunder. Lightning. The skies got very dark and rain fell for about 12 hours, from about 11 am until 11 pm. Sometimes it fell in sheets. Other times, it fell sideways. Most of the time, it was just steady. We got, as they say, a good soaking. I suppose that the water pumps in two parishes were working fine. Although there was some minor local flooding, there was nothing like the floods of last summer. Local flooding is normal. After all, we sort of live in a bowl. When storms pass through at this time of the year they leave good, clean cool air in their wake. The temperature dropped by about 20 degrees. The morning is glorious. This picture is the result of nature’s handiwork. A few remaining clouds early in the day and then… wowie-zowie. Wonderful light. You are seeing the result. Oh sure. I helped it along some. But, …