Finally rain!

It’s been hot here, The Netherlands just had a record 8 days of 30+ degrees Celsius in a row, making it the hottest week ever measured here. The past two days it’s been a tad cooler and in other parts of The Netherlands there have been thunderstorms and it’s been raining from Esther’s ass (see my previous post for an explanation of that phrase), but not where I live. Then, this evening it was finally our turn. We had thunder and some rain. My phone camera doesn’t photograph rain well, but if you look closely, you can see the ground is wet and in the one picture with the lamp, some rain is visible (click on images to enlarge).

In our family, my daughter hates the heat most, so when it started raining she literally danced barefoot in the street (her hair was already wet from a shower she’d had just before).

It’s not exactly been raining cats and dogs here, more like kittens and puppies, but it’s good to finally have some water falling from the skies again.

10 thoughts on “Finally rain!

  1. I agree wholeheartedly with your daughter and she looked like she was having a blast!! Good that you got some rain and your garden looks so lush and lovely!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️🤗
    Your ass is great by the way ! 🤗

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    1. Thanks! Yes, it has great square footage. 😉

      We’re so happy with the front and back gardens, we make good use of those outside spaces nowadays.

      And yeah, mini-me certainly did have a blast, she even skipped the first 15-20 minutes of a soccer match on TV for it! 🙂

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  2. Ah you’re in the 80’s. We were 85 today (about 30 Celsius) and it rained and it was lovely. It’s been humid hot here for the most part (90’s to low 100’s) and I am scarfing the fruit sorbet that I can taste!

    And chicken soup!

    Your daughter looks as if she’s having a blast and I envy your garden. By the time I get over the plague, I hope temps have cooled down here and I can enjoy my firepit.

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    1. I think temps are normally higher for you in the summer than they are here for us. Yeah, we love our front and back gardens! Not huge but lovely little oases.

      Good that you’re tasting something again, hope you continue to improve quickly.

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      1. Oh yeah, this is Hell’s front porch. We’re all about the high, hot humidity. And typically, rain doesn’t cut the humidity, just makes it steamy.

        If you go into South Carolina, you will find the most beautiful plantation gardens that have been around since before Colonial Times. I believe the most beautiful garden I’ve strolled through was a Japanese garden down in Boca Raton Florida. I could have sat there all day.

        Taste is coming slowly back. Probably the best thing is I can’t taste coca cola, which I’ve needed to give up for quite some time.

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  3. I’m loving your daughter jumping in the puddles and dancing in the rain! It’s just the thing to do after days and weeks of heat.
    Oh, and I love your garden – it looks like a real oasis.

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    1. Thanks! It really is a little oasis. Well, the front garden now is, the back needs work and the grass almost has more weeds than grass in it, but it looks green and peaceful and that is what counts. 🙂

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  4. aradaghast

    Bon article Esther, 🙂 🙂
    Le vendredi 7 août, au Mans, le pic de chaleur était de 39° le jour et de 24° la nuit.
    Depuis les températures sont redescendues, suite aux orages, comme pour vous.
    Mais le dilemme est: ” Au travail, faut-il allumer la climatisation ou ouvrir les portes, en cette période de risque CoVid19?” Sachant que les ordinateurs et les lumières dégagent de la chaleur, qui s’ajoute à celle de l’air ambiant.
    Le virus serait très facilement diffusé par l’air. Même la fumée du tabac et des cigarettes électroniques sont sur la sellette, depuis peu.
    Avec une température de 39°, nos capacités intellectuelles, notre résistance physique et donc la productivité chutent… et je n’aborde pas le problème du masque porté toute la journée.
    Il faudrait adopter les horaires de travail des pays méditerranéens.

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