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Friday, November 7, 2008

7 November, '08: Grey skies & summer rains

Leaden skies in Pretoria.
A spectacular electric storm hit in the early morning hours. Dogs and I were soaked to the skin, or shall I say the fur, on the last lap of our early morning walk. Pretoria lies 1330 m above sea level and the high altitude ensures a wonderful year round climate. Between November and February summer thunderstorms produce flashes of lightening, rolling thunder and torrential downpours. We love the summer rain!
A rain spattered day lily in my garden

A bedraggled Thatchwick

Take care! The paths to the gates are slippery.


Dirk said...

De regen zorgt er voor dat alles groen is. Ik wist niet dat dit zo was in Pretoria, ik denk aan Afrika enkel aan droge rode grond en woestijnen, fout dus!

Smilingsal said...

Rainy, gloomy day. You've been Book Tagged! Come see what that means.

Sreddy Yen said...

Wow, the storm was scary...! I was awoken at 03:00am because of the loud thunder and HEAVY rain. Its awesome that you've got electricity...LOL!


willow said...

Love your lush and rainy day!

Poetikat said...

That "bedraggled Thatchwick" took me back to "Out of Africa". (I really need to watch that again).

It's been lovely weather here, but we're in for a change as of today and I think then Winter will begin to set in.

Have a lovely weekend!


Carrie said...

I enjoyed seeing your rainy day photos. Have a wonderful weekend.

Jan said...

Fun post of a rainy day. I want to say I love your header, probably because I love jacaranda trees. They're messy but beautiful.

Greyscale Territory said...

Your post testifies to the lush beauty created by rains! Stunning!

Anonymous said...

Hello, dear Elenor!! I am back and so glad to visit. Hope you are doing well and school is coming alone. I'm under a new name now. Have a lovely, lovely weekend!!!

Tracy said...

HI, Eleanor! That rain-spotted lily is lovely...It's been miserable weather here in Norway, this past weekend we had such stormy days....Some damage to our roof from gale-force winds :o( But all is well, and it could have been worse, so we were lucky! Hope all is well there...Happy Days ((HUGS))

Max-e said...

Hi Eleanor, I remember those Pretoria thunderstorms from my childhood days very vividly. It was often like buckets of rain being poured from the sky - there was never any doubt that you would be drenched in seconds.

fairmaiden said...

I love the rain, sounds simply delightful! And your cottage looks wonderful covered in rain. Wish I was there.

It was so nice to have a visit from you. Please do let me know of Alexandra's new blog. I miss her so. Thank you ever so kindly.

Garden Designs said...

It is truly beautiful! Now I want to go rearrange everything in my Garden!

Thanks for posting,