Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Storms

 The Summer skies bring many smiles to my face.  One being the sunshine, which just makes the edges of my lips curl up into an uncontrollable smile.  The other, is the thunderstorms.  I have found that people either love or hate thunderstorms.  I happen to be a lover of them - I have my Mom to thank for that.  I vividly recall a severe storm when I was around the age of 5 or 6 and we lived in Waterloo, Iowa in a big 2-story house.  I remember it being severe because Mom hauled my little brother and I to the basement - which was rare, as she usually took us out to the front porch to watch and feel all the excitement of leaves rushing past in the wind, lighting and thunder crashing all around us, and then the drenching rain - - and don't forget the smell of that rain -- ahhh.  Well, this particular storm was a big one and away to the basement we went.  We saw neighbors lawn furniture fly past the windows down the alley, as we could see thru a small basement window.  When the storm passed, we went up to inspect the damage and found out that a tornado had hit Byrnes Park - which was just blocks from our home. . . . well at least Mom knew when to scramble to the basement. 

So, to me thunderstorms are exciting and definitely worth sitting out on the porch to watch their wonder.  Well, earlier this summer, on an afternoon at the Patch Abilities studio and retreat, a storm rolled in and produced this gorgeous rainbow.  These pictures are views from just outside my office door! 
The picture being a little dark, you can't see me that well, but I think the skies were actually this dark -- but the rainbow glows brilliantly!  See, I could be the pot of gold, don't you think??  Uh, yeah, Chad thought I might be stretching it too!  HA!

Well, I thought this rainbow was worth sharing - - especially, right outside my office like this.

Hey, how about you share a thunderstorm story with me?  But, not if you're a thunderstorm weenie - it would just make me shake my head in wonder. 

Till next time, thanks for peeking in on me.


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