offline for a bit
(From laffy4K's flickr stream. Used under a creative commons license)
We have french doors off the kitchen that open to the patio. It is lovely to open the doors and let the breeze blow in from the garden, especially on a summer evening. Last night as I was chopping vegetables, listening to old school Talking Heads and dancing around the kitchen when the sky suddenly went dark and the rain started. I put down the knife and walked over to the open doors and watched the water come down in sheets. Long rivulets of much needed rain drenched my garden, bouncing up off the stone path and pooling in the grass. The blue phlox plants looked almost happy as their heavy heads bent over and touched the ground in gratitude.
I wanted to run outside and dance in the downpour. It was that kind of rain -- cool and refreshing enough to cut through the terrorizing New York summer humidity. When the rains come everything looks green and the glistening silver sheets of rain offer welcome relief from the head pounding heat wave. I was grateful for the rain and the breeze enjoyed a moment feeling thankful for my beautiful house and happy home.
Just then there was one of those lightening strikes that makes you jump and scream involuntarily. The boom was at the exact same moment as the flash and I was sure the house was hit. As it turns out, the lightening hit the pole outside the front of my house. We did not lose power but it appears my FIOS box is fried and will not be fixed until Wednesday at the earliest.
I had a lovely evening last night cuddling with my husband and son, playing with the dog and reading a book. Yep, I read the kind of old school book with actual pages. Its just crazy, I know.
I wont be able to do a 365 for a little bit. I am taking a short forced SL hiatus and quite enjoying my time in the physical world. See you soon enough.