rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,

Storm Gathering?

The cat woke me up too early, by hacking up a hairball. Later, I took a nap and didn't wake up until almost five o'clock. The evening was sultry and full of clouds, and the hot wind made the dried daisies bow and the northern branches of the mulberry tree stretch out and wave their leaves furiously. The fluttering reminded me of the sound made by those little triangular flags which were once used to decorate used car lots.

Though the clouds have been around all day, it is only in the last few minutes that I have heard the rumbling of distant thunder, and, going outside, I was struck by a few small raindrops falling through the hot air. I don't know if it will turn into a full-fledged thunderstorm, but in case it does, I'm shutting Sluggo down and carrying the flashlight with me. (Power failures are almost inevitable here when a big storm arrives.) Maybe I'll get wet, yet. I can only hope.

Later: Stupid browser crashed and Sluggo had to nap before I could post this. It still isn't a big storm, but thunder continues in the distance, and a few raindrops continue to fall, and the air is filled with the smell of them toasting on the hot pavement. Nice, for a change.

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