Well, that was unexpected. First it looked like the storm would stay further north from us. But then the wind picked up, the air cooled from 92°F (33°C) to 72°F (22°C), and soon the rain came in. What a refreshing storm it was from the heat. Nature needed all the water it could get as well. The birds enjoyed the fresh rain water in their bird bath. The garden plants were happy, too.
Getting a break from the heat is very welcome in Texas at this time of the year. Yesterday, we still had three digit weather. And this morning, the relief came when it began to rain. The wind and the thunderstorm brought in cooler air. We do not expect to get higher than low 80s in the afternoon. Tonight we suppose to get round #2. That will be a good opportunity to open the window and air out the house in the morning.
A couple of days ago, I enjoyed a short hike at the Tribute Shoreline Nature Trail, which is in Wynnwood Park on the peninsula nestled between the peninsulas of Hidden Cove Park and Stewart Creek Park in The Colony at Lewisville Lake north of Dallas, Texas. In the morning, we had some thunderstorm coming through. So, the temperatures were not as hot as the previous days. But it brought a lot of moisture, and therefore high humidity with it. After about half of a mile, I turned around to get back to the trail head. I have to come back, when the temperatures are cooler, again. But I enjoyed to capture some photos along the trail, which I’ll post here below:
Tomorrow we suppose to get a break from those three digits, hot and dry days. Hopefully, the storm won’t miss us. Because, the soil needs water. But we definitely will appreciate the “cold front” in the mid 90s (34ºC). During today’s afternoon and evening, we could watch the clouds coming into DFW. It is always fascinating to see the clouds. They look like mountains, we don’t have in the prairie.
It felt so good, when I woke up to a rainy morning. I had my window cracked and listen to the thunder storm, while I was working on the computer. The air feels and smells fresh. It is a relieve from the seasonal allergies and this humidity. Earlier, I had to wear my cardigan, while I was sitting at the desk. After all those 80+ degree days, today in the mid 60s felt a little bit chilly. It is amazing, how fast the body adopts to the warmer temperatures.
There are more thunder storms with a bit of sunshine in-between, in the forecast. Flora and Fauna can use it. But our lake is over five feet above full pool and flooding the trails and some nearby properties, again. All this water has to go down the Trinity River and into Dallas. Let’s hope, it won’t be as bad as it was in May 2015. That year, the lake went over the spillway. It took months until the water receded, and the trails were repaired by volunteers.
This afternoon, we’ve got some sprinkles. And we suppose to get more, this evening and tonight. Yesterday, I’ve mentioned, the roses are blooming in our front yard. They are perfect for some droplets photography.