Spring is a rainy affair in Ankara, which is a semi-arid desert. The summers are hot and DRY and there is little rain in the fall and winter... but spring makes up for it. This spring has been especially bad, or so I am told. It has rained at some point just about every day since April and it's crazy. The huge claps of thunder, the lightning, the downpours and the hail. It's wild and fun to watch, that is unless you are stuck in a restaurant that has a river of rain water coming in the front doors. That's what happened at the end of May when my two aunts and two uncles dropped by for a weekend visit. Here is what it looked like through the lens of my camera:
By the time the rain stopped, it was well up past the door wells of all the cars. It was incredible.