Two people are walking down the sidewalk. One says: "Something hit me!"In the last several weeks, we've gotten over two inches of rain. Real rain that you can see falling, fills rain gauges, turns dirt into mud, and makes grass grow. It seems really odd to have green grass in July. I even got bit by chiggers yesterday. I thought the heat and drought burned them out for the rest of the year.
"What was it?"
"I don't know. Wait, there it was again. It was a drop of water."
"Where'd it come from?" Looking around, no one in sight, not even a bird.
"I don't know. It's kind of cloudy, maybe it is going to rain."
"In July? Not likely."
"No wait. There was another one. Did you feel it? Look, there's a drop on the sidewalk." They walk a few feet. "Look, there's another one."
"Hey, I felt one. And I see drops on the sidewalk too."
"Oh, I think it's over now; the sun is out. But wow, it rained."
"Yep, rain in July. I never would have believed it."
But now it's hot, and thanks to the rain, it's humid. The local weather station predicts highs over 100 for the next two weeks and lows over 80. That makes the great outdoors a sweat box, even at midnight.
On the upside, I have flowers blooming that normally only bloom in spring and fall. They love the humidity.