The calm after the storm

We had a massive, but very brief storm on Monday - for about half an hour, it absolutely chucked it down. (Video and pictures at Nice Matin, if you're interested.)

You couldn't see across the road from our flat, the rain was so heavy - and the wind was blowing the rain right at our windows. Which, this being early morning in the summer on the Cote d'Azur, were open.

Much swearing, slamming of windows and mopping of puddles followed. Not how I generally like to start my day, being more of the traditional "Don't talk to me until I've  had at least THISMUCH coffee" type.

The rain stopped and started for an hour or so after that initial burst of fury, and then by about 9:30, the sun was out, the sky was blue and it was as if nothing had ever happened.

There was a nice cool breeze on Monday, at least, which had largely died off yesterday - but the storm did clear the haze from the air, leaving bright blue skies and sea:

View from my window

View from my window

And this morning is starting out well, with a beautiful sunrise:

View from my window

View from my window

(Yes, I know, for a not-at-all-morning-person, I do see a fair amount of sunrises. Insomnia is a many-splendoured thing.)

What are your plans for the day? And what's the weather like where you are?

Wonky73  – (31 July 2013 at 16:19)  

It's dreary drizzling, foggy and damp. My plans are to sit in my office and do my boring job. Where is that lottery check? :)

Somerset Wedding Gal  – (3 February 2015 at 18:46)  

I can't get over that orange sky, it barely seems real! How lucky we are to live in such a beautiful world!

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