I was sitting on the porch the other evening when these storm clouds started closing in. They were coming from the east, usually they come from the west. I already had the first picture on my computer, but quickly took the others to show what it looked like. I sat there until it was raining hard and I started getting wet. Usually I can sit there during a storm and maybe get my feet wet but that time the whole porch got wet.
Notice, also, the roof on the house across the street. My neighbor put a new metal roof on his house. He must have liked our new roof because he got the same people to do his. He had a tin roof (very old!) and when they took the sheets of metal off there was nothing under it except for some studs. They put sheathing on, then a layer of rolled felt, then another layer of sheathing, then the metal roof. I'll bet it makes a huge difference in his energy bills!
My brother lives in the house directly across the street with the big yard. The yellow fence encloses his above-ground pool. I call it the yellow monstrosity. They tie a big dog out there daily by the deck and then let the grandkids play there. One of them does her gymnastics there.