Two Mini-Storms—-Monday, July 9, 2018

For two days straight now, the afternoon heat has given way to huge wind storms, with misting of rain.

But before the cooling of the skies, the heat creeps steadily throughout the day, building sweat on bodies and causing animals and birds to pant.

The sun beats down on the plants, the buildings, and the trees.

The lacy shadows spreading slowing on the ground allowing a repass for anything or anyone stopping in the shade.

The myriad of wildfires in the surrounding areas fill the skies with smoke, the smell of briskly burning timber coming in faintly on the wind.

Huge winds push the storms along, moving them to us from Utah, across the Uncompahgre Plateau, knocking branches down and stirring colossal twisters in the loose soil

Then the wee tiny gift of moisture arrives…causing one and all to tremble with delight and relief.

Not enough to really dampen anything, but enough to refresh the air, the mind, the body and the soul.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

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18 thoughts on “Two Mini-Storms—-Monday, July 9, 2018

  1. You’ve given a perfect description of a hot summer day followed by some temporary relief. I wish you (and the areas with the wild fires) could get a couple of good downpours.

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  2. I love California, and I love our mild climate, but I would so love to experience a bit of normal weather once in a while. I thought that I would when I went to Oklahoma in October, but we left at the end of December, before the weather got wintry.

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  3. Oh Linda, those wild fires are such a Heartbreak for land and creatures aren’t they… I know some say that the land recovers and is better off afterwards – they say that in Australia after bush fires, but I can never forget all the loss of wild life… but what a happy ending to your story of the duck… she sounded so sweet…XXX

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    • I actually wonder if the land really does recover. Well, I know it does, but usually it’s the invasive plants that take over. The long-time ancient ones hardly ever reappear. And the animals…my heart weeps for them for you know that their deaths are hideous.

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