Hello my friends, a strange day of weather today here in Alberta.
I was up early and while drinking my coffee on the deck I decided I was going to work outside today. I started by trimming and pruning plants and shrubs. I have to say my flowers and plants have not recovered from being neglected when I was away. They were coming along so beautifully and I still feel sad when I think of them going without water for so long. The sun was shining, it was beautiful outside and I was enjoying my chores even in my sadness for my garden. I pulled weeds, whipper snipped around the walk way, swept the deck and dusted the deck furniture. It was beginning to look quite nice when the sky suddenly darkened and the wind became quite fierce.
I hurried inside to close the windows and just in time as the sky opened up, it absolutely poured down, then as quickly as it came it left, the sun came out again and it became very hot and humid. I then went out and vacuumed my car and cleaned the car windows. It was absolutely gorgeous out. I loved being outside.
This afternoon I did some laundry and cleaned my bathrooms. Now about 3:30 the sky darkened again and I could see the lightning and hear the thunder. Again I closed the windows as I waited for the storm to pass. This time it was even shorter, the electricity flickered and went off for a few seconds, just long enough for me to have to set all the clocks. Unbelievably the sun came back out and was as hot as it had been all day. Then at 6:30 as I was reading the newspaper the wind came up, day turned to night and the thunder was absolutely deafening. It began to hail and I was even concerned that my windows would be broken or my car damaged. I have never seen it hail then rain so hard. The hail was so big that it looked for a while as it were snowing. The power went off again and this time stayed off for over an hour. It was only 6:30 but it was so dark I was unable to see the newspaper well enough to read it. It was a massive storm and I lit a couple of candles to at least have some light.
It finally stopped raining around 8:30 but the humidity was still high and I don't think the air cooled off much either. It is now a lovely evening with everything looking clean and smelling so fresh. A really strange weather day for sure, it just couldn't make up it's mind what kind of day it wanted to be.
Am off to bed early as I have to get up at 7 am. I have to see my rheumatoid arthritis specialist tomorrow morning at 9 and it is a 45 minute drive from here. I'm not sure why I am even going, except I only see her every 3 months and she wants to go over my x-rays of my jaw. So I will go and have it over with for another 3 months.....I so dislike having to get up early as I am stiff and slow moving the first part of the day. I like to ease myself into my day with a nice cup of coffee as I read my newspaper. Oh well, I should be thankful that I have a doctor who cares and stop my complaining.
I wish you all a wonderful Wednesday, until tomorrow....Good Night and God Bless and as always....many, many hugs.....:-)