I Love a Good Thunderstorm

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    Awaiting Spring

    I want to lay among the tousled crisp white linens as dawn breaks free of night.  A warm breeze washing over my languid body.  I inhale deeply the sweetness of the early dawn as it wafts through my window on the wings of the gentle breeze.  Somewhere in the...
    Freestanding Freestanding
    56-60, F
    11 Responses Feb 8, 2008

    the quiet build up, then a distant rumble,

    few drops of rain hinting at the deluge to come... then a flash and the heavens open. Rumbles get louder rain heavier, The smell of rain on asphalt, freshly ionised ground, and if lucky a rainbow at the end
    wjean71 wjean71
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2014


    Hear the low rumble in the distance... feel the hot thickness in the air as the pressure builds... the sound nears... increasing in intensity... thrashing and booming... searing lights arc across the surface of the clouds... a few escape and return to the earth... the scent of...
    hippiechick333 hippiechick333
    46-50, F
    10 Responses May 11, 2013

    I Use to Be Terrified of Them....til Tami's Mom

    Tami's mom told me a story so that I wouldn't be scared anymore. Now, I watch them from my front windows and smile. I thank her for that, no matter what happened with her kids and needing to blame me, I will always be thankful for her taking away that one fear. Here's the story...
    Sylverwynd Sylverwynd
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2008

    We were all sitting outside having a lovely BBQ,

    and the skies just opened up and it started pouring. We all ran inside into the sunroom. It has started thundering and lightening, and it lovely to watch.
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh
    18-21, F
    May 25, 2014

    Happening Right Now

    There is a thunder storm happening right now at my house. Really enjoying here some good cloud to cloud thunder. Also some light rain falling with crickets chirping.
    mjeter423 mjeter423
    22-25, M
    Sep 3, 2013

    A Good Lightning Storm Too.......................

    I was 8 living in Fairfield California. Had been into CB & Ham Radio for a couple of years. Also had a CB on my 10-speed bicycle with a long stainless-dtell antenna of the back of it. Was waiting out a thunderstorm under the awning of a old "Shakey's Pizza" neon sign. The top...
    pdlortz pdlortz
    56-60, M
    Sep 24, 2010

    Crazy Thunderstorm

    i love thunderstorms i loves the ones where it is like really hot day and then bam there is a thunderstorm and it is so funny because everyone in my house hate them so i will be sitting and looking out the window and my aunt will be like kayla get away from the window and i some...
    kaylatheanimegirl3 kaylatheanimegirl3
    18-21, F
    Jun 29, 2011

    Not to downplay the beauty of nature,

    but rather to celebrate being one with it, I had the unbelievable luck to experience a powerful thunder and lightning storm close up --- in the nude! I'm afraid you'll have to message me to hear about it, as it seems to be un-postable these days. But it was an incredible, once...
    sttos sttos
    61-65, M
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015

    Nothing quite like that smell of fresh air

    after a thunderstorm, especially out in the countryside.
    JackMann JackMann
    22-25, M
    Mar 6

    I love the sound and the beating it gives trees

    waving rain coming down hard. I remember when I was 19 dancing under the trees with my friends and my dogs in the summer time late at night. never had a care in the world if I was hit by lightning. I loved it never had another moment like this again.
    Leylandlad Leylandlad
    36-40, M
    Dec 20, 2015

    The Best Thunderstorms Ever

    the best thunderstorms ever are in south Louisiana.  i lived in Baton Rouge for several years, and the early morning thunderstorms are unlike any i've ever experienced.  the thunder cracks so loud it's scary, one bang almost on top of another, and the sky lights up with...
    robyn robyn
    51-55, F
    Aug 4, 2009

    As an insomniac, thunderstorms are the only

    non-drug thing that can help me sleep... I have no idea why, and recordings don't work....it's very strange but when it's cold out and the rain splashes against my windows, it's like...taking Benadryl.
    VenturaHighway VenturaHighway
    22-25, M
    Aug 18, 2014

    A Spectacular Lightening Storm

    My uncle lives in America so I see him very rarely when he comes here to visit.  About 7 years ago when he was here there was a spectacular lightening storm.  I think we are both slightly insane as we went out and sat in the middle of the road just absorbing the amazing...
    danielle17374 danielle17374
    31-35, F
    Sep 17, 2008


    I've loved thunderstorms as a child. I'll never forget the faint memory I have of watching a storm as a four-year-old out the window. That was my first memory of watching a thunderstorm, and since then I've loved them. I'm not really sure why it is that they interest me so much...
    animallover110293 animallover110293
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 20, 2013

    Little Gifts

    The storm is now far enough off that I can stand safely at the edge of the freshly drenched cornfield.  Night, thick with the heady aroma of living greenness surrounds me, engulfs me and I am transported.  In the distance, lightning boils...
    Freestanding Freestanding
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jul 25, 2009
    ArmyLady01 ArmyLady01
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jul 22, 2014

    I love the hard rain

    and thunder storms of south Florida. I live in the Pacific Northwest now and really do miss them.I always got my best sleep during a good hard rain.
    lucy262 lucy262
    61-65, F
    Jul 26, 2015

    Right Now

    i just got back in from dancing in the thunderstorm. we've been having them for days and i love it,it's just mellows me out
    UndefinedLabelessStrangeChick UndefinedLabelessStrangeChick
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2009
    hellookbye hellookbye
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2014

    The Dutchmen Are Bowling

    I think thunderstorms are wonderful, I love watching the storm roll in.  To see the spider veins of lighting in the distance is magical to me.  It is such a powerful view of nature.  My pulse quickens, my senses come alive with each approaching rumble. ...
    Freestanding Freestanding
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Sep 18, 2007


    softkitti softkitti
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Nov 29, 2009
    bandit5320 bandit5320
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 15, 2015


    I respect and fear nature...I love thunder storms.  As a child my babache would tell me that god was bowling in heavan; this eased my natural fear a bit.  There just something magical about the cold and warm fronts moving together and meshing violently.  Mystical...
    blessedmovers blessedmovers
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 29, 2008

    the sound of thunderstorms on a nice summer

    evening watching it from the window.
    Jess273 Jess273
    18-21, F
    Mar 11

    Meeting a Storm On the Road.

    We took the back roads to the River this weekend.  As soon as we started climbing up from the flat country into the high ridges that precedes the river bluffs we could not help but notice the thunder heads spread across the abundant sky.  Two huge...
    Freestanding Freestanding
    56-60, F
    8 Responses Jun 30, 2008


    khenpal khenpal
    51-55, M
    Jul 21, 2014

    Last Night

    When I went to bed last night, it was raining steady. Not a downpour but a nice rain. I had the windows open so I could hear the pitter patter - a sound I enjoy immensely. As per habit, I read on my current novel until getting too sleepy, then drifted off. Somewhere around 2 a.m...
    stankadiddlehopper stankadiddlehopper
    51-55, M
    Jun 17, 2012


    when there is a good thunder storm going outside i sit on my wndow sill with my legs out the window and watch and listen as it passes over our house. the air feels warm and alive. the german for thunder and lightning is Donner und Blitz
    ForeverAutumn ForeverAutumn
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 15, 2008

    And I love the beach.

    This time I got them both, sitting in a little camp trailer. All the booming and the whooshing and the pounding rain... be careful what you wish for.
    Softandsweet2 Softandsweet2
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2015

    Let It All Come Down........

    We were in the Solomon Islands,on a really well equipped steel-hulled dive boat-about  100 mtrs long ,and 300 tons,and we still got hit. Wow!!!!! No place for the wicked, the weary, or the woebegone......Never forget it as long as I live. And I plan on living for a while...
    Deltaboy Deltaboy
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 4, 2008

    There's nothing better

    than a good old thunderstorm. Curling up with a blanket and watching a movie while listening to pattering rain and thunder clashing. It's so cozy!
    brookevictoriaxo brookevictoriaxo
    18-21, F
    Jul 21, 2014

    Pitter Patter

    There is soft rain falling right now.  I can here the splish splash of rain drops hitting the window.  The gentle roll of thunder in the distance puts my soul at ease.  We are in the path of a strong storm with high winds, but for now this is the calm before the...
    Freestanding Freestanding
    56-60, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2007

    We have been having a really nice one

    for the past couple of hours. Steady rain, slight breeze, low, rumbling thunder, occasional lightning -- really nice for the middle of this night...
    guitardave guitardave
    56-60, M
    Sep 2, 2014

    We Don't Get Many Thunderstorms In Hawaii

    I miss them...Nebraska had great ones...but, they always had an element of danger to them...you just never knew if a tornado was going to fall out of the sky...but, once I had checked the weather & gotten the all clear, it was great to listen to the rumbling across the plains...
    SerenitySeeker SerenitySeeker
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 1, 2008


    Thunderstorms are awesome.  So primal and powerful and beautiful.  Any sort of storm, really.  I love rainstorms too.  Or the combination.  Sometimes I wish I were a thunderstorm. 
    musikkvinne musikkvinne
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 4, 2009

    Thunder storms relax me

    and help me sleep honestly
    distance3076 distance3076
    18-21, F
    Jan 20, 2014

    One of the benefits of living in Florida.

    The storms are powerful and aggressive, building the smell of ozone and the tingle of electricity in the humid air.
    Ailill Ailill
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 18, 2014

    I 👀 u & him, walking n the rain.

    It was cold outside, never b the same...1st comes the ⚡, then the sound of thunder!!!
    pyeito pyeito
    31-35, M
    Jan 7, 2014

    I Love

        i love thunderstorms especially at night or on my day off . it just makes me feel better .
    deleted deleted
    Aug 22, 2009

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    There's a thunderstorm tonight too!! I need someone to cuddle me so bad!!!! I'm trying not to cry
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    I'm so terrified right now because of a thunderstorm, and I'm all alone and I don't know what to do to distract myself from it.
    rawda92 rawda92
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