All Things In Good Measure

I adore a great thunder storm when the lightning flashes and you don't even get to count to one before the massive boom of thunder hits. I go back packing out west in the Rocky Mountains quite a bit, and the storms are awesome there. I love sitting under my tent, adrenaline rushing, counting beats between flashes and booms until there's no time at all and the rain is flooding down.

Blizzards are fantastic as well, and I do fear we may not see to many more in New England. When I was a kid snow storms were great because we'd get several days of school off. Snow piles would be taller than I was, making fort building really easy and snow ball fights really fun. Of course I still build forts and have snow ball fights, there's just a lot less snow to do it in. I used to imagine waking up and finding it had snowed so much that I could open my window on the second floor and walk right out because the snow was so deep. Nothing beats the magic of a snow day.

Although I must say, for all the fun of thunder and snow, storms can be really awful. I went down to New Orleans after Katrina, and it was big but it wasn't easy. Big storms are cool, massive storms without quick emergency response scare the **** out of me.
wanderkid wanderkid
18-21, F
1 Response Jul 17, 2007

I know exactly what you mean on all accounts. There is nothing more relaxing than the sound of thunder, nothing more beautiful than a flash of lightening. As far as the bad ones go, I have seen numerous tornados, and yes, they do scare the crap out of me, but I cant help but catch them on film. I also catch the destruction. All the ups and downs of living in tornado alley.