The lightning flashed!
The thunder roared
We were all quite shaken!....
Yes, last night we experienced our first of many summer thunderstorms. Here in Johannesburg, our thunderstorms can be very scary. There is usually lots and lots of lightning and cloudbursts of water. TOFFEE ends up wanting to chase anything that moves. The thunder seems to fuel his desire to protect us all.
But it was our first storm of the season and Mom and I went out onto the patio to watch the flashes, hear the crashes and listen to the rain pelting onto the tinned patio roof. Everytime it rains we always remember our exchange student from Germany, who spent a year with us and who also marvelled at the majesty of our thunderstorms.
Last night's storm was just as marvellous as always!
The garden is starting to look nice. Our red "bottlebrush" bush is in full bloom. This means that the bees will be here soon and we need to watch out for their swarms. Mom is nervous about bees and always calls us dogs inside when they are swarming. But they are not around yet. Thank goodness.
Look at how beautifully shiny the leaves of the wild rhubard are
(after having such a big wash)!