Yesterday was rain, lightning and thunderstorms. Our dog Elvis was most uncomfortable and spent much of the day seeking a safe place under a bench. Severe hail storms were also predicted, but fortunately these did not eventuate as least where I was during the day. Not exactly a day to venture out unless you really needed to leave the comfort of your home. But by day's end the rain and storms had cleared and the beachfront was peaceful once again. What a day of contrasts!