"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The perfect storm

So, yesterday y’all got to see my sassy side. See, I’m not all smiles and sweetness. Bet ya think I’m a real tough cookie now, huh? Yep. That’s me. You should be scared.

Or not.

Anyway, moving on…

I saw the most incredible lightning storm last night. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but I have always been completely fascinated with lightning. I could watch it for hours. There’s something about it that sparks a childlike excitement in me. And last night, I had the perfect view. I was sitting on a big front porch, overlooking nothing but pastures and ponds. No buildings to block my view. No city lights to take away from the effect. I’ve never seen so much lightning so continuously. The sky lit up with Mother Nature’s very own fireworks for over an hour. The only sound was the soft patter of rain and the rolling booms of thunder. It was fantastic.

I was much too preoccupied enjoying the sights to snap a picture, but I found this one online and thought it was pretty:





Is it sad the the highlight of my week so far has been watching a storm? Guess that shows you how exciting my social life is :)

20 comments:

Little Ms Blogger said...

I absolutely love a great thunder and lightning storm. I get lost in looking out the window and opening the windows so I can hear the downpour that is soon to follow.

Just remember the week isn't over. There may be more storms or something else that puts a smile on your face.

RileyScott said...

I'm slightly afraid when I'm outdoors, kinda goes with usually being the tallest thing around.

But I have always loved watching it from my window at night.

sherri said...

I love storms. We sit on our porch often during a thunderstorm.

As long as nothing is being detstroyed, I call it a perfect storm too!

scarlethue said...

I think it's part of being a true Southerner loving storms and thunder like that. They actually help me sleep.

Trudy said...

I love thunderstorms too! We had a really great one last week. I could sit out and watch them and listen to the rain forever!

That is a great picture! And I loved all of your 'chutzpah' yesterday...we all have a little!

Kitten said...

I just love a good thunderstorm, especially when there are lightning bolts!

I like to watch t-storms from my living room window. There's just something so comforting about them.

Southern Dialogue said...

We had an awesome storm the other night, too! I completely agree with your enthusiasm! And btw...who needs a social life! haha!

Andhari said...

I love lightning storms, I wish I get to see more of those. It's like some kind of shaking experience or something. I love it!

septembermom said...

There is something fascinating about lightning. I do like to see it but of course indoors :)

DEVOTED said...

Like ur post, I do. Alive and straight from within. I spent quite a time reading them!
Keep posting more, pls

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

that is beautiful, i love a good storm!

stargazer said...

You're not the only one with that kind of social life. I can very well identify with you. Lightning storms are indeed beautiful. The view is a spectacular sight to behold, but ironically, they are as dangerous as they are pretty. I've read of an article about people getting electrocuted while working on their laptops during a lightning storm.

H.K. said...

To watch a lightning storm and be completely fascinated by it? I say that is an exciting and enlightening (excuse the pun) moment!

I missed reading your blog and I'm glad that I have more free time now to do it!

Kimberly said...

Lighting can be so exciting!

Iva said...

its beautiful! {I like watching in from the indoors heheh} :) beautiful picture! Happy Thursday!

Lacey said...

I loveloveLOVE all things rain, lighting, and thunder related. Maybe because we hardly get any here. :-)

Either way, I'm so jealous right now!

Anonymous said...

while the highlight of my day came befor the storm and was short lived, the storm was amazing! having the oppertunity to drive as far out into the county on the biggest hill and just watch is great, but you should know this since we've done this befor. yep, the storm was great but hearing from a friend was the topper!!!!!

Jenners said...

I'm a big fan of storms too!

Kim said...

I love a good storm too. Just last week I made Shaune and Deaglan sit on the front porch with and watch a wonderful thunderstorm.

Greener Bangalore said...

Oh!!! In fact I almost believed that wonderful snap was yours... :(