It feels like we have gone from March to July in a single week. The temps hit the high 70s and low 80s around here. Then the thunderstorms moved in. Thankfully (yet again) the worst weather passed us. But for a few minutes the scene outside resembled films I have seen of monsoonal rains in places where the monsoons have failed in recent years. It is like someone redirected those rains. Nothing here damaged from what I can see from our windows--we haven't stepped outside yet.
Update: I have stepped outside and everything is fine. I saw some cucumbers, beans and peas starting to sprout. It is a hazy day and I don't expect to water later especially if we get more rain.
I saw a cute graphic on the Musings of an Archdruidess today. I won't link because it was all text which read: Cataract is the third biggest cause of blindness today. Religion and politics remain the first and second. So true.
Well, we didn't get the rain though the skies at one point threatened. We have more rolling showers and possible thunderstorms today.
Welcome to the new world of antibiotic resistance. Or perhaps I should say "Welcome to the hype on antibiotic resistance." This article is a more reasoned and detailed account. Shows why we should have several sources of news. Especially those that don't hype it to the stratosphere.