With that out of the way I fed the cat and dogs, and decided it was such a nice day I would do nothing more other than sit outside and enjoy it. It was quite cool last night, the temp dipped below 50 briefly, and the high today was in the mid 70's which was a welcome relief from the past 2 weeks or so of very hot and humid weather. The cooler temps were ushered in by a wonderful thunderstorm Saturday night. The sunsets have been gorgeous, reminding me how much I miss seeing the sunsets (and sunrises) when I'm in Tennessee. Because of the trees and mountains I never actually see the sun slip behind the horizon down there. Friday night looked like this - the grove of trees in the photo is the farm a mile west of me, my second-nearest neighbor as the crow flies, the nearest one is just under a mile away to the south.
Saturday night wasn't nearly as colorful, but there were storm clouds building. I love this one, at different points it reminded me of a gorilla with its baby (or maybe ET) on its lap, a lion, a bear, and a dog licking its lips while someone gives it a nice scratch under the chin. I might have too much time on my hands. lol
All this was followed a short time after dark by thunder and lightning, a 20 minute downpour and several minutes of pea-to-marble sized hail.