This summer has been anything but summery. I think we’ve had 40 straight days of rain. Not exaggerating. The Savannah River is flooded. Snakes and alligators are making their homes in people’s yards because their habitat (the river bank) is displaced. We went almost 2 weeks without mowing the lawn because it has been too wet! At one point I lost Bella in the backyard because the grass was so tall.
Last Sunday I woke up and it was overcast. I haven’t bothered to check the weather forecast because it has literally said “rain” for the past month. This afternoon after one of our usual torrential downpours, the sun peaked out for about 30 minutes. I decided I’d had enough of being stuck inside so I grabbed my camera and headed out to take advantage of the light. I made it downtown and drove around a bit before it started sprinkling again. Then the sky turned dark and it was full on storming. Delightful.
I stayed out anyway to take some pictures of the equestrian side of town. It was a little break in my monotony to see how the “other half” lives. Apparently having a “grand entrance” to your 500 acre estate is how you know you’ve made it.
Eventually the rain stopped and the sun peaked out again as I was driving home.
It was not an altogether miserable way to spend the afternoon, but I have never been more ready for a drought.