Monday, June 23, 2008

Light Show

Friday night I woke up alittle before 4 because I thought a camera flash had gone off in my face. I finally realized it was a lightening storm, the first of its size in this area in 15 years.

I pulled a quilt from the rack in the front room and let myself out on the front porch, curled up in a chair and watched the light display.

It was amazing. No rain, just shock after shock of lightening bolting down from the sky. Sometimes the yard was lit as bright as day. I counted one thousand one, one thousand two, one thousand three... till the thunder rumbled, mostly till seven. But once in awhile they came in the count of three, then the house shook, the window behind my head rattled and I felt it in my breast bone.

It just went on and on and on. I'd heard of colored lightening before, but that night I got to see it, pink and blue and white so bright my eyes involuntarily closed. Frank grabbed a quilt and joined me and we sat and watched the night sky lit with colors.

Rain never came and we eventually became chilled and went inside. But *WoW* The power of God!


Quickstar said...

wow are those pictures you took or just samples that are similar to what you saw?

Fabricfaire said...

Fabulous photos!!! We heard the "thunder" here! Yes, "He" does speak loudly.

Norma said...

Wow, all your fire and storm pictures are wonderful. Makes you respect the power of nature, along with a little fear thrown in.