The storm finally arrived while Jerome and I were having a Skype during dinner. Due to the lightning I shut down the computer. Now the storm has passed, it has cooled by 20 degrees, the wind is just a breeze, and we've had an inch of rain in just under an hour.
All day the wind was too strong for the hummingbirds to visit the feeder. After the storm whisked past they came and had their fill. The asparagus starts are now nicely settled into their trenches and those dusty fields around our few acres will be sporting some green in the morning.