Saturday was a complete washout, heavy rain with thunderstorms, dazzling lightning forking down from the slate sky,. Poor little Kota was dopey from his trip to the vets, he has to be sedated because he behaves so badly, so he was slumped on the sofa in a near coma, while Rosie Lee took cover under the comforter. We all took naps, lulled to sleep by the pattering rain on the roof and the darkened room. All my plants on the patio were well watered and I knew the allotment was also loving its soaking. It was quiet restful day.
On Sunday I went the the Shenandoah Valley Steam & Gas Engine Association Pageant of Steam in Berryville. What a mouthful! I didn't even consider how the weather might have affected the show, I just knew I had to be there before noon for the parade. But on arrival, although I could hear steam whistling shrilly above the noise of the crowds, there were no engines or tractors lining up. I discovered the parade had been canceled and it seemed after looking around that a few of the participants had already left the grounds.