I enjoy when it is coupled with warm weather. The icy, stinging rain of Fall
I do not like at all. What I most welcome about the summer humidity
is the sudden thunderstorm
which gives a good drenching and then dissipates as quickly. Nighttime makes for spectacular electrical display.
Today I got caught in such a thunderstorm, for the 92ºF
weather seems to indicate Nature
passed over Spring
in favor of Summer
The sky had been menacing all day. Poking my head of the window, I could hear the distant, sonorous rumbling of a contented giant and I strained my eyes in search of any interesting electrical activity. There was none. So I shut the window and resumed my work. A short time later, I was interrupted by by a thunderclap
as loud as a cannon and a sudden intensification of the rain
. What was before a drizzle
became a downpour
. Heedless of the rain, I stuck my head out of the window; I could tell lightning was arcing directly above the building I was in, but the angle did not afford me a good view. The smell of ozone
permeated the air. I entered the bathroom
and clambered out onto a sloping roof which sheltered a one-story porch. The show was spectacular.
Unfortunately, the lightning did not strike the nearby tree, nor any other object. I've never seen a direct hit before. I think I'd like to see an ugly cellular tower
be destroyed, but they're probably equipped with lightning rod
s. Oh, well.
I don't suppose it was very bright of me to enter the rain and get drenched, but the bathroom was easily accessible.
You think it strange of me? I just enjoy the rain as some enjoy the sun
. And my form of worship
is probably healthier. (But I run the risk of being struck by lightning
, as a soft-linker pointed out. I'm glad to see you're concerned about my well-being.)
But the storm is probably why I can only connect at 9,600 bps. Grr!