---Alice Abrams

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Manic Monday - Storm

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It was a dark and stormy night....(how many others will think of that line, I wonder).

I absolutely love a great big, flashing, thundering storm! I spent a couple of weeks in Arkansas with my husband's family after he passed away. They lived in an extremely rural area and there were no street lights or lights from nearby houses. I was lucky to be there for a combination full moon and thunderstorm.

My sister-in-law lived on property that sat up above a pond. The moon was full and looked like Carnival glass, colors swirled all around each other; deep blues, purples and pinks. As the thunder boomed, you could see the lightning almost simultaneously! I've never heard or seen anything like it!!! It was as though someone was playing a tom-tom - boom, boom, boom - and flashing a light switch at the same time! And this fabulous light show was reflected in the pond so you had color and lights that were dazzling, more so because of the lack of any "city lighting."

Because it was July and extremely humid no one feared lightning storms causing any fires because everything was so damp, including me! All of the kids sat on the porch with us and we talked and watched God's handiwork. The kids started dozing off and around midnight we all climbed into the house and into bed. But I will never forget that hot, humid night in Arkansas, seeing the most amazing storm ever!

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Ivanhoe said...

I remember seeing storm like that in Europe. I was by the lake and the lightning reflecting in the water was just amazing...
Have a great Monday!

Linda said...

I love a good thunderstorm myself though we've been having way too many of them this year. A little sunshine and clear skies might be nice for a little change!

Mags said...

I like a good thunderstorm now and again...just not when I have outside things planned! :)

Thank you for the birthday card and postcard Gracie. :) I always love getting mail from you because it's so pretty. :) Thank you for thinking of me.

Desert Songbird said...

Storms alternately scare and fascinate me. The power and fury can be amazing.

Tink *~*~* said...

Love those kinds of light shows! I live in the Lightening Capital of the country (southwest Florida), and it can get really loud and scary here, but I still love it.

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Jamie said...

I'm with you and love storms. When we lived a couple of blocks from the Pacific, there were storms where the lightening seemed to dance across the water all the way down the coast. Beautiful.