The days are shorter and the nights darker.
Summer nights, here, never seem to get completely dark. A little bit of bluish twilight seems to hang on all night. But no more.
A storm rolled in yesterday. Well, it had been raining on and off all day, but around 5pm it got dark. Really dark. Rain, hail, thunder and lightning. Tate's 5:30 soccer practice was - thankfully - cancelled. Even if there hadn't been lightning, it was getting too dark to see.
As I drove several miles north, to a rehearsal, I finally got out from under it. I didn't take the photo below, but it was a dramatic difference, like this:
But here's the weird thing... the bottom of the cloud looked kind of like this:
Only a lot darker and nastier. Yes, I turned that photo upside down on purpose!