Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Queen Was Right

"Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frightening me!"

Oof. Early this morning, waaay early, as in 3:00 a.m., a rollicking series of thunderstorms crashed through our part of the state.

The lightning lit up the bedroom, caused the power to flicker a few times, and then continued on for a good half-hour.

At one point sounding like a veritable explosion, complete with fiery orange brightness.

I thought something had been hit - a transformer, a tree, something? - and had caught fire. But no.

Did I mention that thunder and lightning scare the bejeezus out of me? They do.

Other people have told me, "Oh, we watched the most beautiful summer storm from the porch during vacation! We could see the lightning crackling all over the valley!"

Me? I'd be inside under the bed with my fingers in my ears.

This was the very annoying kind of thunderstorm, where just as you thought it would end, and you'd calmed yourself enough to get drowsy enough to fall back asleep, the sky crackled with power and boomed over and over.

So today, sleep-deprived and addled from the humid heat, feels like I've been operating on an even slower speed than usual.

Here's hoping I can stay up long enough to watch Project Runway.


Kitty said...

wow, what a reaction? I am all right with thunderstorms, for some reason. How strange. I am paranoid about the pressure cooker but thunderstorms are no problemo!

hope you recover your sleep tonight!

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Oh dear, sorry you didn't get much sleep. I love a good storm as long as I am inside. I love the way it clears the air. Although the storm in NYC last night appears to have knocked out my cable. Dammit!!!

Spandrel Studios said...

Hey, there, Kitty. Don't know why thunderstorms feel so threatening to me. They just do. Last night, got a good night's sleep, so I was raring to go, today!

Fish, you're right that a good storm does clear the air... But boo that your cable was knocked out - hate when that happens! I do like the smell of the summer air after a storm, especially when a cooler front moves through and the humidity dips.

Tonight was just gorgeous - I walked to the store after dinner to pick up a few things for an excuse to enjoy the great weather!