This morning the sun shone and summer made a brief return visit. The temperature rapidly reached the mid 80's and turned to steam all the moisture in the sodden ground. It was July humid. In the early afternoon a black wall of clouds rose up out of the south. The temperatures fell, and heavy, fat-drop rain began with hail following soon. Tornado and flash flood warnings were issued. It calmed down for a while, but then a second round came, followed by another lull as I left work. In the direction of Norfolk the dark sky was roiling, and I was witness to a wrath-of-God kind of thunder and lightening show. Once home, I headed to the river to watch the last act. At sunset the clouds parted just a bit to show some color other than black or gray. It was like cracking the door open on a wood stove in a darkened room.