What I Wouldn't Give for a Little of This Today

Two weeks ago, a summer thunderstorm made its way through LA. A REAL thunderstorm. WITH THUNDER! And HUGE drops of rain, not any of the spitty, spewy stuff that normally falls for three days straight in the winter. No, I'm talking a good ol' fashioned Midwest-esq thunderstorm that lasted at least a half hour. I sat on my porch with Mira the entire time and smiled, smiled, smiled. The sounds! The smells! The colors! It. Was. Grand.

So grand that I grabbed my camera and took a video of it just so I had evidence of it on days like today, as temps soar once again into the 100s, it's dry and dusty, and when it seems impossible that we'll ever get rain again.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBmezn5hh8Y&w=640&h=360]

This high heat and low humidity are supposed to last for the next week or so. My perfect marbling days are over for now. Oh well...it was REALLY fun while it lasted! (Don't worry...this doesn't mean I won't be marbling. It just means I'll be marbling in less than ideal conditions.)