Sheets of rain
I’ve been sitting at my desk, watching the sheets of rain come down from Dolly, the hurricane turned tropical storm turned tropical depression…=) Luckily we only got bands of rain every so often, and very little wind…Now that I’m ready to go home, it’s beginning to pour, of course!
It always amazes me how th sky turns slate grey and not even the downtown skyline is visible…it remains warm, of course, and will get hotter once the storm passes…heard it say that it gets hotter as a storm approaches, cools off slightly as it makes landfall and gets hot again afterwards! I suppose it’s the humidity…
It’s rained so hard at times that the rain has pounded on the walls of my apt building – waking me up with thunder about 4am last night and watering all my plants! most often this doesn’t happen, and rain or no rain I have to water my plants myself… =)
I love storms but I confess that storms coming from the Gulf of Mexico do scare me and make me wary…I look up at the darkening sky and feel dread…don’t know why that should be, perhaps because with no hills there’s little to stop the storm’s fury…but rain in Houston is like snow in other parts of the world, unless there’s outright flooding, life goes on as usual, works goes on and – much to my students chagrin – so do tests and presentations!
- 24 Jul, 2008
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