After a long dry spell, we had some rain. Torrential rain, actually, for two days in a row. It was nice to have the rain as it broke the oppressive humidity.
August 4, 2010
Rain fell so heavily that the water couldn't run off the path faster than it was falling! We had about an inch of rain in 40 minutes. Some parts of the city had flooding and power outages. Fortunately we weren't affected like that.
I had left the towels out to dry (we dry the dogs off after their afternoon swim) yesterday, and didn't bring them in before the rain started. So I left them out to dry overnight and during the day, but they got soaked again in the rain.
August 6, 2010
We have only seen a few monarch butterflies around this year, far fewer than we normally see. I was able to snatch this photo of one when I was out with the dogs on their morning walk.