and then …

Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, your popular host, Mani the purebred border collie, here this morning to talk about what happened last night. You may remember me from such posts as “Licorice Lips”, among so many, many others.

Here I am in a characteristic pose.
Rather wistful-looking, don’t you think?

This is what I saw on my walk this morning.
The guy I live with said not to go in, because the water might be icky. Water from streets and from all sorts of places that aren’t the mountains, where the water is usually clean.

You may be wondering why there’s all this water in the creek, which is usually dry. Well, there was a ten percent chance of thunderstorms last night, which we didn’t think would come over us, because they were coming from the north, which is a peculiar direction for storms to come from, except in winter. I guess sometimes the monsoon rains from Mexico sort of go farther north and then circle around the mountains near the Colorado-Wyoming border, or something like that.
About 10:30 last night it started to rain. A lot.
(We’re not sure why the camera goes out of focus about halfway through.)

The guy I live with said it was like movies set in the tropics. We got about an inch (2.5cm) of rain, or more.

So that’s it for now.
I’ll leave you with a picture of me showing off my excellent pants, which get brushed all the time, if you wanted to know.

Until next time, then.

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18 Responses to and then …

  1. Paddy Tobin says:

    There, obviously, had been a very strong flow in the stream as all the vegetation is flattened on the banks. Best stay out of that water and keep those fancy pants clean!

    • paridevita says:

      Obviously. The guy I live with briefly thought about going out late at night, after the rain stopped (about 12:30 a.m.) to take pictures, but then thought better of it.
      My pants require a “ridiculous” amount of brushing, according to you know who.
      The garden seems strangely healthy and green today. But with plenty of grasshoppers, still.

  2. tonytomeo says:

    Wow, that is pretty excellent! I saw the earlier video also.

  3. barbk52 says:

    That’s like one of the storms in the kind of movie during which people are being bumped off one by one. Very impressive. As are your pantaloons.

    • paridevita says:

      It was pretty amazing. The guy I live with suddenly remembered the trash bags sitting out on the curb (they never were picked up), and he went out to move them away from the gutter so they wouldn’t float down the street and block the storm drain, which might flood his neighbors’ front yards, and he said the water was four feet wide, rushing down the gutter.
      We almost never have rain without thunder and lightning.
      At least it’s not blazing hot.
      My pantaloons are the envy of every dog who sees me, but they do require maintenance.

  4. To meow a quote form Snoopy “It was a dark an stormy nite!”
    It sure was dark! It sure was stormy!!
    An it was creepy like a Mistur Stephen (King) film!
    Wee are happy youss’ got sum more rain. Wee sad THE creek mite have UCKY water inn it…..
    Stay safe Mani! (uy will make sure of that!)
    An yore pantaloonss are so fluffy an lovelee… REELLY are a hansum Man Poochie!
    ~~~head rubss~~~BellaDharma~~~ an ❤ BellaSita Mum

  5. Mark E. Mazer says:

    “the only reason my garden is green is because of all the weeds” An inch of rain!… weed heaven.

  6. Elaine says:

    It’s been a tough week for you Mani with all the storms. I hope you are coping well. You have beautiful pantaloons by the way. We have had a couple of good storms too with a really good drenching each time. Might just allow a harvest from our vegetable garden as it’s been so hot and dry everything is just sitting there. The rest of the garden is coping just fine. Veggies are so finicky.

    • paridevita says:

      Thanks; it’s surprising how much brushing my pants require.
      The thunder was really scary, but all the moisture from the rain was very welcome. It’s going to be dry here for a while, now. And hot.
      The guy I live with ordered some vegetable seeds this year but they haven’t done much of anything, though he would be the first to admit he’s not very good when it comes to vegetables. Just some herbs, Thai eggplant, tomatoes that never did anything, and so on. It doesn’t bother him at all. There are all kinds of grocery stores very close to us, and an Asian market about fifteen minutes away, so I think we’re all set, despite the failures here.

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