Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Summer Storm


On Monday evening the sky turned quite dark and the wind starting blowing harder and harder. When I got home from work around 5:30 it was nice and cool outside and the wind was comfortable. So my husband and I put potatoes in the oven for dinner and then took the dog on a walk. About halfway through the walk (several blocks away), the wind REALLY picked up and blew sand, dirt, and debris into our faces and ears. It was difficult to keep our eyes open, and the dog was quite disturbed. We did make it home, but the sky was VERY dark by then, and it started to rain. We had to move our patio furniture around the corner under our carpark so it wouldn't blow over and break. The lightning show was fabulous and the thunder was deep and vibrated the entire house. It was a fantastic storm, and we loved every minute of it. Well, except for the part where it ended. I love summer storms! We don't get enough of them here.

4 comments:

Snapper said...

This is a wonderfully evocative photo and I really enjoyed your narrative too. Cheers!

glasgowdailyphoto said...

Wow you've really captured the atmosphere of the storm - glad you're safe and in the dry!

Jackie

Bibi said...

Hi, Becky. I love the photo you posted today. So typical of Washington, where we were to travel in a few days. Unfortunatley, my husband was hospitalized last Sunday and we cannot go. I won't be able to browse blogs so much; condition serious, but thank you for all your comments and hope you'll be back to me. I had used scheduled posting to cover me for our travel plans initially....

valeria said...

I love thunderstorms! I liked to read about yours, especially the potato bit: sounds so cosy!