I guess it pays to complain every once in awhile. Yesterday I complained royally about the heat wave that hit Seattle this week. We broke high temperature readings on Tuesday and Wednesday, and I proclaimed that we were “melting!” Well, by yesterday afternoon, the temperatures had dropped 17 degrees from the day before. This morning, huge thunder claps announced the onset of a quick summer rainstorm and silenced the baby crows for a short time. B will probably not be happy that I’m so encouraged by my effective complaining! But here’s the result (and my first attempt at video with my little camera…). Turn up the sound so you can hear the rainplops (as we call them here).