||[Mar. 26th, 2014|10:08 pm]
We've had another good soaking, though not as great as those of early February. The bucket that catches the leak on the back porch only has a couple of inches of water in it, and it got most of that during an hour-long downpour that brought much thunder and lightning with it. There was even a bit of hail. Earlier this afternoon it looked as though the storm was breaking up, and we had a nice sun shower, but the clouds regathered and brought the heaviest rain of the day. It was all quite splendid, though the feral cats were not at all pleased. Portia, meanwhile, managed to sleep through the entire thunderstorm. I almost nodded off a couple of times myself.|
Right now we're looking at nine straight days when there could be rain. I'm sure there won't be, but there are bound to be at least a few wet days. It's going to be getting colder again, too. Looks as though winter is trying to get back at spring for having horned in so soon. I hope the chilly weather doesn't slaughter all the crickets. I'm sure they were about to join the frogs in the evening orchestra, but that event will probably be deferred now.
I didn't want to use the oven during the electrical storm, so dinner has been delayed. I have frozen lasagna, and it would have been very unpleasant if a power outage had stopped it cooking when it was only halfway heated. I don't think the storm will come back now, so it's time to get it into the oven. The stuff takes forty minutes to heat, so I won't be getting dinner until almost eleven o'clock! I'd better make an appetizer or I'll be so hungry that I'll wolf the lasagna down, and I want to savor it.