We had hail 10 days ago - 4" of pea sized hail during a severe thunderstorm complete with funnel clouds. M and I took the dogs and girl cats down to the basement after putting the pet doves into a cat crate inside the dog crate. The boy cats disappeared somewhere upstairs so we didn't worry about them. We took books down with us to read but instead used pretty much every towel in the house to soak up the water that came in the east side of the house. It ran down the basement wall and pooled under a couple bookshelves. That was more entertainment then we really wanted. We were lucky, though, several neighbors had to have roofs and siding replaced as well as basements pumped out.
M took several photos of the back yard before I spent time digging the hail away from the transplants I just moved from a neighbor's yard. M and I took out a long flower bed for the new elderly neighbors and put down landscaping fabric topped with 6 tons of crushed rock. That's what we were doing when I got stung a 2nd time and ended up in the ER and then on meds for a week with the allergic reaction.
Yesterday afternoon, Arbit was in the back garden under the yellow columbine and M finally managed to get a quick photo. I know I never thought much of cottontails at other times of my life but this is the first one who has made itself at home in the garden. It's been a joy all summer to watch Arbit grow up. It (we think the runt of a litter and possibly female) has ventured out of the back yard and into the front but the preferred territory seems to be underneath the garden shed and surrounding locale.
I'm doing some easy peasy crochet while my body recuperates - finished a CVM crochet motif sweater - all it needs is buttons and am finishing a mitered granny square sweater of different colors of rambouillet. It's nice to see some things get finished and out of stash but it will even be more fun to continue down the project list.
I'll have M take photos of the 2 sweaters once the 2nd one is blocked and both have buttons and are ready to model.