The gutters, which have sat stuffed with decomposing leaves for months and months, could wait no longer. Time to clean.
So, up I hopped onto the barn, house and garage roofs and got to work.
I was well supervised.
Three hours later, I was wet, filthy and tired -- but the gutters were clean.
It only totaled about 0.18" on our rain gauge, but we'll gratefully take what we can get. A summer's worth of dust, dirt and soot washed down through my lovely cleaned-out downspouts.
Towards evening, we went shopping in Jamestown. The rain had stopped, but a double rainbow spanned the horizon and the glow of light was unearthly. Car after car stopped by the side of the road as people stood looking at it and taking pictures. Of course we pulled over too. Who could ignore a show like this?