Canada Day Rain

Hello everyone, and Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians.

Fireworks are planned in many communities all across the country this evening, but alas for our area, as there’s a severe thunderstorm watch in effect. Not to mention the dark blue clouds that have been rolling along west of us or the lighter grey ones overhead.

I went for a walk Saturday morning and admired all the toadstools popping up everywhere in our lawn. How can it be that this land, dry-as-dust two weeks ago, is producing such a fine crop of fungi? We were praying for rain and we got it. Clouds and rain almost every day — and again today. Over four inches in June, most of it in the last two weeks.

Crops in the fields are a beautiful green now, and SPROING went the weed seeds lying dormant in my newly dug flowerbed. I was doing some pulling an hour ago. But no one is complaining.

And now the storm is upon us, a heavy rain from the north with a bit of pea-sized hail mixed in; sounds like it will pass over quickly, though.

It was my turn to cook for the seniors yesterday, so I invited company to the Villa, as we usually try to do for a Sunday dinner. It happened this time that I invited Bobs, Bens and Barrys, plus my daughter and three of her children; our son-in-law took the oldest son camping this weekend. Hopefully at this moment they’re somewhere where it’s not pouring rain.

And now I’d best send this off while we still have internet connection. The storm is coming back again. Hope you’re all starting out the month of July with joy and courage, whatever the weather is bringing you.

8 thoughts on “Canada Day Rain

  1. Thank you. Apart from picking up some tree branches off the lawn, we haven’t had much trouble from our storm–and the skies are clear again. (I suspect the fireworks are soaked, though. 🙂 )

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  2. Though the football game was delayed 2 hours due to the storm, the Riders were able to pull out an impressive win tonight! And yes, the rain was needed and the farmers will appreciate it.

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    1. Checked online and I see they did! Sounds like this storm drenched a fair bit of the southern part of the province. It’s good to see the sloughs starting to fill again. I was feeling pretty sorry for the ducks. Coming home at noon I saw a doe knee-deep in the lush grass at the slough just west of us. Not often we see deer out in the day.

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