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I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), and several Kindle ebooks.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Afternoon Storm

This morning was hot and sultry and cloudy and still. I figured something was coming when I saw how high the ant hills had been built up.

Sure enough, this afternoon we got a storm. Before the rain came, we heard thunder all around us—low at first and progressively louder. Here's the storm's progression as it moved in from the west and headed toward Smith Mountain:
At first the thunder hemmed and hawed,



Then huffed and puffed.


More clouds blew in,




The wind was rough.


The thunder grumbled,


The thunder growled.


The rain fell hard


While heavens scowled.



We were lucky that we didn't get damaging winds or hail like some area of the county did. We lost power momentarily; that was all.
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5 Comments:

Blogger Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Glad you got a little rain. We finally got some this afternoon - 1.4 inches. That's more than we had during the month of June and the first part of July. It was a very welcome sight.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Becky Mushko said...

We got about a quarter inch, as far as I can tell. Enough to wet the ground and make a few puddles.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Snappy Di said...

Light clouds here today... hoping for a late afternoon build up to a rainstorm. Fat chance, but I can always dream, right?

Di

10:04 AM  
Blogger Amy Tate said...

We had originally planned to stay at the beach through today, but the weather was so grumpy in N.C. too. I'm glad we came back early. We just got the suitcases unloaded before that mess hit.

4:56 PM  
Blogger CountryDew said...

Rain is welcome these days. We received mostly thunder and lightning but little of the wet stuff.

8:31 AM  

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