We had violent hail-filled thunderstorms this afternoon. We were losing power off and on all day. One bolt struck the land between us and the neighbors with the horses (about one-half mile east) and there was a lightning bolt that skittered across my front yard the whole length of the house. But it moved horizontally about six inches from the ground!
I went out after the third such storm (and before the fourth) and found that all the barn spiders were out in their webs. This is very unusual. They usually hide, out of sight, under the eaves of the house or barn.
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The night is now calm with mist and fog all over the meadow and mountain, spilling down to the house. The crickets and frogs are making their noises. The snipe is still here occasionally talking. It's a beautiful night.
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