Tuesday, July 30, 2013

                                                                   Great Egret

                                                              Great Blue Heron

                                                                    Mallard Hen

                                                                   Mallard Pair

   Last night at approximately 11 p.m., we had a severe thunderstorm with a short power outage and got nearly an inch of rain overnight.  Winds were very high, as evidenced by parts of trees that were down in the morning.  Boomer Lake had its share of tree damage, and one residence bordering the east side of the lake had a portion of a tree on top of the house, but no apparent roof damage.  Most of the storm took its toll on the southeast side of the lake.

Boomer Lake added quite a bit of water to its threshold, and at this point, I would say that any more rain will cause flooding conditions.

This evening's pictures were taken between 7 and 8 p.m. under mostly cloudy skies with a temperature at 88 degrees.  The heat index appeared to be higher.