Just on dusk last night the sky turned an ominous dusky pink, the colour of a storm. The light was amazing and it cast a red glow over the garden.
Standing on the top deck I was mesmerised watching the lightning flashing across the sky and the distant rumble of thunder. “Oh I do hope it brings rain” I thought.
I looked down the street and saw, 3 doors down, the neighbours children dancing and playing as a few drops of rain started to fall.
These photos are quite blurry, the light was fading fast. But I wanted to capture the joy these children were feeling, it was palpable. It made me smile, as did the thought of rain.
As dark fell I went indoors. The sound of rain falling and the constant flash and rumble lasted about an hour. The humidity was intense, thank goodness for air-conditioners. But sad to say it was only a sprinkle of rain. Further west the storm intensified and they had hail and power cuts, 10000 homes without power.
With the expectation of rain I did not water my pots last night, so now I will have to go out and check them…