You know it’s summer when…

…it rains almost every night or early morning.

We sleep upstairs, but Bear sleeps downstairs in his shnazzy designer doughnut. It’s better this way.  He really can’t get up and down stairs any more.  This morning I was awakened by rolling thunder and hard rain and an alarm clock  flashing  5:01 AM.
I re-set the alarm clock to wake me at 7 but never made it back to sleep.  Bear had walked up the stairs all the way to the landing and was barking for attention at 5:10.   The fact that he made his way up the stairs made me jump out of bed and look after him immediately.
Meanwhile the thunder really started cracking around the house.  I like to be under the covers when it gets bad like that.  No chance of that today.  I ran after Bear who bolted for the backdoor like a speeding bullet – I let him out in that weather.
The thunder got worse and worse, it rained harder and harder and Bear was no where in sight.  He didn’t return until about 45 minutes later, wet as a dog,  oh  heehee, he is a dog 😉  And that made him smell even worse than he normally does, blech.

I am tired! 😛

I don’t have thunder and lightning pictures.  This is summer as well:

August 8, 2009 001


Betsie Bay


The old life-saving station in the foreground and the Trick Dog Gallery up on the hill on the right, the roundhouse on the bottom left and between that and the sailboat is the amphitheater.  This weekend the Shakespeare troupe is back giving free performances, it’s really nice.
The Waterfront Park in Elberta IS beautiful.  The life-saving station has been refurbished and includes a caterer’s kitchen now and it is rented out by the village of Elberta to anyone who has a few pennies and would like to have a party there.  There are many weddings during the summer.

6 thoughts on “You know it’s summer when…

  1. Haha, they do really stink after a romp in the rain, don’t they?? And they are soo proud, when they come back in, they wear that stink like some badge of honor. Hehehe.

    I love summer thunderstorms!

  2. Rain? What’s that??!!

  3. Janice Gravelines

    Can those pictures be any more perfect?

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