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Awesome, in the old-fashioned sense

[from last night. Internet is back now.]

Just at sunset, the sky turned orange, and then the lightning started up.

Long count, crack of thunder.

Flash. Shorter count. Roll of thunder. Typical T-storm for this valley.

Flash. Six seconds. Thunder circling the sky for 20 seconds. So atypical for this valley that we have to go outside and see if it's really thunder, or a jet taking off.

Flash in the east. Flash in the south. Thunder like a car rolling slowly across the city with the bass cranked all the way up and no treble.

Rain like the Amazon, pouring straight down. Not a breath of wind.

avventura1234 and I finally just put chairs on the porch and enjoy it for half an hour. Storms close in and converge, one from the east and one from the south, and we're in a bowl of lightning.

Flash. My power goes out and comes back on. Flash. Boom. I frantically unplug my computer. Flash like daylight. My windows rattle.

There's a tingling in my head, a pressure behind my eyes, a built-in barometer that says, "low, low, LOW!"

The whole south sky lights up and the thunder follows it. I can hear the storm rolling away down the valley. (It's taken the internet with it, apparently. Sigh...)



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May. 26th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
Hee! Yeah, the gods in heaven were expressing their feelings at the waste of Nathan's talent.
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May. 26th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
May. 26th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
Damn! And we missed it! I love a good thunder storm! Sounds like the perfect viewing spot, your front porch. What a nice way to experience it, with company and under cover!
May. 26th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
It was pretty fantastic. In a "world is ending" kind of way. Something very apocalyptic about that kind of thunder.
May. 27th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
*NODS* Yup, the end is pretty fricken nigh if the weather is anything to go by. Here in Fallbrook, CA we had 100 degree weather last week, followed by thunder storms and snow the next week, oh, and also a tornado just 80 miles north of us. Uhhh....yeah. I'm expecting rain of toads this week. Sheesh! Awesome pics you took hon! I turned off the lights and TV during our storm and sat by my big open window laughing and clapping my hands like a loon everytime the thunder boomed overhead - and the air smelled so good! My plants were just vibrating with joy the next day from all the rain. I've been gardening like mad and buying a bunch of new plants - it's my version of crack. Hey, did I tell you I took this week off to attend a Watercolor workshop? It's what I spent my tax "gift" on - $575 for 5 days of teaching from this awesome lady named Judi Betts. Anyway, today was the first day, so now my painbody and ego are trying to pound the shit out of me and I have to keep forcing my watcher to step in and observe. Man is that exhausting. Stupid ego!! I wish I could just really kick its ass but good. "You! Shut the fuck up and go sit in the corner!" *sigh* How are you doing sweetheart? Miss you like air!
May. 27th, 2008 06:14 am (UTC)
That was my sis and I too: laughing and oohing and aahing over every thunderclap. It was fantastic! We were both trying not to think about the apocalyptic remifications of the storm.

I had bed linens drying on the clothesline (which is under my porch roof) and OMG you can't believe how GREAT they smelled after being out in that ozoney negative ion-filled thunderstorm air!

I'm eager to hear about your class as it proceeds. You picked a PERFECT sounding board for the old pain body--a class where your creativity, the nearest and dearest thing in your heart, is being Examined By Professionals. Bold move! :D

With every single second of awareness--every moment of pure observation and every gentle nudge back to center, I am absolutely certain that your creativity and artistry will blossom more and more.

Because you KNOW that your ego is the one making what difficulties you have with your art, all the while sitting there telling you how indispensable it is to your creativity.

It is SUCH a bullshitter.

Can't wait to hear more!
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