Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I now have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
It rained ALL DAY yesterday
I'm not kidding...ALL DAY! We woke up at 4:30 a.m. to thunder and lightning. I looked down the valley and it was REALLY. DARK. The kind of dark that made me think, "Where's the umbrella?" (No, I never found it!) And, as I traveled the freeway to my school, it got darker and darker with lots of sideways lightning. (never a good sign!)...We all had to hustle and get the kids in off the playground as the lightning WAS coming down sideways! No lunch recess as there was still lightning nearby. So, we went in and played math games, which was an opportunity for me to get to know the kids in a different setting (a fun one!). But, by 3:00 p.m., I was tired and they were too and they all lined up...SIT DOWN...quietly! Lots of hugs went around as they left (they usually stampede out of the room!). So, when I drove home, the storm had settled over Palm Desert and I returned to more rain, thunder, and lightning. I just sat out on my front porch and watched the show! It was a nice break from our 113/114 degree temps and I am looking forward to a beautiful day today. The kidlets get out an hour early today so that we can have a training :-) Oh, and according to the news, several fires were started by the lightning hitting palm trees. ***NOT MY IMAGE, no way!***