CRACK! A bolt of lightning streaked through the sky splitting a desert mesquite in half. It falls into a major road nearly hitting a car. My cat looks toward the sound. And I begin to hear the winds and torrential monsoon rains crash down upon us.
Two hours pass and nearly three inches of rain trap homeowners. And while they are trapped, they discover the unwanted leaks in their roofs. I can't keep the rain out of our house because it's not raining down.....it's raining sideways! Another tree is blown over and comes racing down a wash(now raging river) and takes out a truck. Emergency vehicles are everywhere.
|Coachline "Lake" is back.|
A rare Snow Goose gains strength and flies. Perhaps someday it will return to the North where it will breed. But not today. Apparently it prefers the desert over tundra:)
However, if they're easier to find, it makes the trek worth it. Monsoon will begin to wind down now. And that's okay with me:) It means the high temps will also disappear:)