A second great deluge this afternoon. The roof must be well washed clean by now, so next time I shall start filling my water bottles. I have well over a dozen 4 litre bottles that originally contained “distilled” water for my CPAP machine. At $5.50 a bottle, and a bottle about every two or three weeks, rain will be a fine economical substitute. I only threw a couple of bottles away before I decided to stockpile them for the rainy season so I should have almost a years supply after the next rain. I also have a couple of 15 litre bottles with taps, that I can refrigerate for drinking.
The electrical storm was (and still is) amazing. After work, to get a better view and take some photos, I drove down the Duncan into the hills near Old Halls Creek. It was well worth the effort. I was surrounded by spectacular shows of lightning striking the hills all around. Unfortunately the Lightning danced around me so much my camera was always pointing in the wrong direction. Eventually I gave up trying and just sat back to watch the light show, and listen to the thunder. I drove back in the evening gloom still being startled by the flashes and rolling sonic booms.
Even now I am sitting with my iPad in my carport – where it is cooler than it has been for weeks – enjoying the sound of rain and rolling thunder while watching the neighbourhood briefly illuminated every minute or so. A salmon salad is waiting for me inside.
Love this weather.