It was warm this afternoon with temps in the high 70s. The sun was shining and puffy clouds drifted by. Then more clouds. Less puffy. More ominous. Thunder rumbled and the wind picked up. Darkness slashed with lightning. Wind. More Wind. Howling winds! Gusts up to 60mph. Temps plummeted 10 degrees in 2 minutes.
And it rained. No, not rain. Not raindrops falling. It was a torrent. A waterfall. A whirlpool falling from the sky. Gulleys gushed and gutters overflowed with white foam. In 15 minutes 1.5 inches of water.
As quickly as it came, it left. Blue sky. Puffy white clouds. Though still the air was chill, everything was washed clean. And there, reaching from the top of the sweet gum tree down to the castor bean plants, was a rainbow. Right in my backyard!
Then the mini-rainbow dissolved to be replaced by one larger and much more majestic.
Wow. What a ride.