A crazy afternoon of rain, thunder, a premature dusk, more rain and then light on the horizon. It was only 3 p.m. but motorists had their headlights on driving through Echo Park today. Meanwhile, in Silver Lake, Sandy Driscoll photographed the noontime downpour that sent water churning into the intersection of Rotary Drive and Fall Avenue (pictured). Driscoll also reports the rain may have stirred up the animal life; she’s found an approximately 2-inch-long California Trapdoor Spider (they come out in the rain looking for a mate) in her pond and a lizard slithering across her carpeted, indoor stairway. Even lizards prefer the indoors during weather like this.