Waiting for the gathering storm - Isaac 004

By: wanzewurld , 8:21 PM GMT on August 29, 2012

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This should be a short entry but perhaps not; I never know how a blog will end or what direction it will take!

I got out yesterday afternoon and did some repair work on an old, but sill perfectly serviceable generator for a garden supply and nursery; I got the call and by the time I'd made it there we were in the midst of a deluge. Stub, the wonder dog and I stood out in the rain and wind inspecting the machine for obvious problems - Me with an umbrella and Stub walking and running around in the rain obviously enjoying himself - That's some dog, Stub, the wonder dog!

We got back home about 4 hours later leaving another satisfied customer in our wake and euphoric over the prospects of having a minimal storm to walk around in and photograph. I set up my little video camera that does time lapse videography and aimed it at the clouds with fairly nice results catching the ebb and flow of the storm with different types of clouds at different elevations and different speeds; if nothing else it was a learning experience!

About dark-thirty I came inside leaving Stub, the wonder dog contented with his location sitting on the front porch in a wicker chair. I came in, got a bath, and went back to the porch to see he was still sitting there with no inclination to come inside so I went in to watch the news on television and catch up on happenings on the web; that was the same place I was found at 7:30 this morning with the only difference being a change in the status of my consciousness! I fell asleep and stayed in a deep, restful, much-needed sleep for about 10 hours!

I went to the front porch and Stub was there on the same chair in a similar state of unconsciousness but woke up, stretched, shook off the webs of dormancy, and came inside for a few bites of his food followed by a leap up onto the bed to resume his prior activity - or inactivity, as the case may be.

He came to fully awake status when I headed for the back door and joined me outside for the gusty breezes and driving drizzle. I hear from the weather sources that Columbia is forecast to receive 10 to 20 inches of rain by Saturday and I do believe it won't hurt us a bit! The ground is softened from rainfall a week ago and open to receive the bountiful rain coming our way; it will also be a welcome reprieve from all the hot weather we've been having lately although not as hot as it has been up until we got some rain starting about 3 weeks ago. Some of the rains were in the company of frequent lightning and thunder ranging from distant, deep, rolling booms to the sharp crack of those bolts close enough to make Stub and I jump a bit in our chairs under the carport; I've just never known of another dog who enjoys inclimate weather like Stub and he's a welcome companion watching the rainfall with me.

We've been getting rain ranging from drizzles to downpours and wind going from a steady, gentle breeze to limb-breakers accompanied by gusts that are almost frightening with their onset and duration.

This is a storm such as I've never seen before and I'm truly thankful it's nothing major but gentle, as hurricanes and tropical storms go bringing a welcome respite with its rainfall and moderated temperatures.

Well, that's about it for now; I'm off to see if there's anything of note to photograph. As always, leave me a note if you come here and I wish you good fortune and the comfort of good friends.

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About wanzewurld

Retired electrician and construction manager, I love: photography, astronomy, writing, good jokes and pranks, watching weather, Stub, the wonder dog!!m@