Okay, I did it one last time for the season. I lit a fire in the cookstove.
As I've mentioned before, our weather has been ricocheting all over the place for the last few weeks. Today it's so cold and rainy and windy that it was time to light a fire.
This is looking out our back rain-drenched window at the willow trees bent sideways in the wind.
At times it rained so hard it formed bubbles in the puddles.
I saw both a robin and a hummingbird, bracing themselves against the wind.
We also noticed this enterprising little sparrow, t-t-t-taking a b-b-b-bath.
So far today temps have topped off at 46F.
We had a brief break in the rain, which allowed the cows to luxuriate in the wet grass...
...oblivious to the flashes of lightning and rumbles of thunder portending a massive cell moving over us.
When it hit, the animals went dashing for cover. Our horse, Brit, is just a blur.
It was quite a rain and hail dump.
The chickens huddled in the barn.
It's supposed to be much warmer tomorrow.
Despite the fact that outdoor work isn't likely today, I can't grumble. The southwest is having massive wildfires and staggering heat waves. Last summer, our own weather was horrifically hot and dry. Believe me, cool rainy weather is a blessing from God.