Usually, summer is my favorite season. This year, with all the fires (I think there were 8 wildfires burning at one point), it has been hard to enjoy the heat. 500 homes have burned to the ground, and at least 2 people are dead.
The past couple of days have brought us the mixed blessing of a sort of mini-monsoon weather pattern. The sky clouds over and we get the occasional smattering of highly localized rain, which is good for fire fighting, but the winds also kick up and lightening increases.
I’m guilty of loving thunderstorms nearly as much as I love summer, even though they have caused many of our fires. Watching towering clouds lit by lightening move across the plains is the best fireworks show on earth.