Awe Struck

(taken at about 11:30 last night)

Retinal searing

a constant stream of bolts arc

thunder unceasing


At 9:20, my choir started rehearsing “John the Revelator.” A few minutes later, a few loud rumbles of thunder could be felt trembling through the church.

“Oddly appropriate,” I thought.

Stepping outside a few minutes later, I discovered just how appropriate. The sky was a constant stream of lightning bolts, sheeting from cloud to cloud and occasionally striking the ground with sizzling viciousness. The thunder was an ongoing roar, with no discernible beginning or end. I have never seen a storm like that, though I’m sure Joan has tales that would make mine look like a cakewalk.

Totally awesome.

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5 Responses to Awe Struck

  1. Wow. The power of nature puts in our place, doesn’t it?

  2. julie says:

    That it does. I was trying to get a lightning bolt picture; this is it, but of course no actual bolt. I should have just set the camera to video, but I didn’t think of it.

  3. walt says:

    Your post and Robin’s meld today, in a veritable paroxysm of syncoonicity!

  4. mushroom says:

    That’s plumb freaky.

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