This kind of heat also triggers thunderstorms around here. Big, nasty thunder-boomers. And today was no exception. About 2:30 we could hear the thunder rolling and by 3:00 we shut the internet down. And then the storm rolled right down the street. The noise was unbelievable - there were several lightening strikes very close to here and one in my front yard! My poor lilac tree has had a tough go of it. Drought last year, torrential rain this year and now its had a big branch blown off from lightening and another section incinerated on the tree!
Yes, they're slightly out of focus - I was just about carried away by mosquitoes (which are about the size of eagles this year from the rain).
I also have a new pair of socks. The Strawberry Swirl socks that I was working on are now done.
I usually wear my new socks right away but I don't think I'll be doing that tomorrow. Forecast high is 32 (90F) with a humidex value of 43 (110F). I'll live without wool socks.
And as I was outside taking these pictures I saw this:
The storms aren't over yet.