|Through our back door to the deck after the thunderstorm last night - WET!|
The rains cometh! Yes, last night we finally got a good old fashion thunder storm that dumped about two inches of rain on our parched earth.
Last night, just as I was bout to embark on my daily early evening walk in the Oyster Rocks development behind me, the skies darkened and the rains came. Normally I would be disappointed and complain about the timing but not last night. Like most of the rest of the country, our little patch here on the Delmarva peninsula on the East coast has also been baking under 90 plus degree heat for about three weeks with temperatures occasionally reaching into the triple digits.
Bill and I ride by the cornfields that are not irrigated and see only dry corn stalks, brown and brittle under the blazing August sun. As if the economy isn't already bad enough, the poor farmers have to suffer.
|Chickens on their way to their doom|
The other major industry down here in Slower Lower (aka Sussex County, DE) is the poultry industry. Yes, the chickens are still being hauled to their doom at the various
The hoards of summer
The traffic starts streaming down south to the shore points unabated on Thursday and goes the opposite direction on Sunday. Clogged traffic on Route 1 in the summertime is as sure as the sun rising in the morning, lousy economy notwithstanding. In fact, many of the new guests I'm checking in the hotel are from New Jersey. Talking to them I found out they have decided they had enough of the "Jersey Shore"
We have about three more weeks of this