it was hot today.
so hot that it made everyone (especially the wee folk) a bit cranky.
we cooled off in the lake (heavenly) and went for ice cream after with friends.
we returned home to find the sky darken, the wind start blowing, and the thunder rumbling in the distance.
a marathon sprint was made to collect the odds and ends left outside from a morning of play; blankets, toys, towels, laundry on the line, and remnants of today's breakfast on the outside table.
the thunder and rain came and went. it was perfect timing really; the garden needed it so very much. as the threat of lightening passed, we put on our rainboots and coats and went out dancing in the rain and stomping through puddles. the perfect way to end the day.