At about 8 p.m., we started having thunder and lightning, but it wasn't very close and didn't last very long. The raindrops were big and fat. When it brightened up outdoors a few minutes later, I took the photos above and below out of one of our loft-space windows. We'd already had drizzly showers for much of the day.
I had a hard time getting to sleep after going to bed at 10, because of the heat and humidity. Just as I was dozing off, there was another little thundershower, with lightning closer that time, and loud thunder, but little or no rain. Callie started barking at the noise. Then at 2 a.m. Callie went wild barking again, and all the lights seemed to come on at one time. I opened my eyes to see Walt trying to chase a bat out of the room and Callie chasing around wildly barking at it. What a night!
By the way, here's another photo of that headless snake out in the vineyard. I'm posting it at a small size so you don't really have to look at it if you don't want to. You can click or tap on it to enlarge the image. I still wonder what killed it. Maybe it got run over by a tractor.
Callie gives the photo some scale. She was only slightly curious about the strange thing and didn't linger over it. As I said in a comment this morning on yesterday's post, this is not what would be called a grass snake in the U.S., as far as I know.