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.
Kevin wanted to watch his ghost show on TV, which spooked Sara a little bit. Even after telling her several times it is only a show, she did not like it. So, we two sat outside and watched the clouds in the sunset instead. The Sun and the clouds provided quite a bit of a display. In the distance, we also could see some Mammatus Clouds. Sara enjoyed this so much more than the silly ghost stories. Joshua keeps her company while they both watch Spongebob. 😉
🌞 Summer Time 🌞
Joshua is so tired of sitting in the house day in and day out. But it is still way too warm to let him in the catio outside. Chewbacca loves to spend his morning outdoors. But he stays in the yard. Joshua loves his freedom and walks around in the neighborhood, where he gets himself in trouble. Now, he meows in the house until he can enjoy the outdoors with some fresh cat grass and catnip, again.
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.