They Are Just So Beautiful

They sound magnificent. I love to open all my curtains and turn off the T.V and just sit and watch them. I think thunderstorms is mother nature at her best.
randomdriftwood randomdriftwood
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3 Responses Apr 15, 2007

I totally agree. thunderstorms are magnificent. My favorite thing about them is their ability to put me to sleep. I love hearing rain as I fall asleep. Especially if I have my girlfriend in my arms or my dog at the foot of my bed.

Baptism in Georgian Farmland<br />
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Dade county Georgia, 1981. We just moved from Japan to Georgia, and for two weeks, were temporarily housed in a small two bedroom building on the side of a hill, that had windows on three sides overlooking the valley and farm land. My husband was part of a professional team of dentists that were building a dental clinic, and we had just become part of a co-op that did a rotation crop of beans and corn, and also harvested pears, apples and raspberries.<br />
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Our day began sunny and cool with an odd dryness in the air and a few clouds steaming in from the west. By 3 PM, it was so dark we could not carry out our work, so we headed home.<br />
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Loud thunderous rolls of sound came up behind us. Startled, we whirled around to see lightening streak across the patch of valley we had just left. We scrambled with all our might, each of us carrying one of our children, and made it inside our home before more thunder and lightening arrived at the crest of our hill, not more than 200 feet behind us.<br />
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We crawled over the floor of our home to gather blankets, pillows and flashlights in preparation for an evening of laying flat. There we stayed, watching our three-sided window panorama of wave after wave of lightening as it hit over our fields, at the tops of higher points around the ridge of hills, and along a path just above the earth in scattered areas.<br />
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I cautioned our children to stay put, not touch any wires, the phone, or outlets in the walls that were beside us. Two and one half hours later, the rain fell in sheets, and pounded our windows on the west side.<br />
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It was a fitful sleep taken in moments of relative quiet that were found between clashes of lightening and shaking of windows.<br />
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We were struck with awe at the power and ferocity with which Nature welcomed us to the community!!

You should read my little experience titled: Baptism in Georgian Farmland. <br />
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