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April 29th, 2014


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09:42 pm - Thunderstorm
It's been as steamy-hot the past two days as it usually is in late June -- which meant that we were blessed with the first proper evening thunderstorm of the season tonight.

The subtropical thunderstorms are short-lived, a hard thirty minutes or an hour worth of rain and rumbles, and while tonight was a little longer than that, it wasn't much more.

I was out for dinner and came back just as the clouds, low and thick, opened up to the rain. Master Danger declined to go outside but took his storm-sentry place behind my desk. I went out on the front steps and watched the lightning play in the distance, shudders of light in the dark.

In the light from the streetlamp nearby, the rain glittered before disappearing out of sight.

May you have glitters and gifts this evening and to start your Wednesday.

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From:janus_74
Date:April 30th, 2014 03:16 am (UTC)
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I like thunderstorms but we don't get them very often here. I like to open the front door and watch the show too.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 30th, 2014 11:03 pm (UTC)
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Thunderstorms are great as long as a) they pass quickly, and b) one doesn't have to be IN them. :)

Cheers!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:April 30th, 2014 03:36 am (UTC)
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I am suddenly reminded of summer Monsoons in Korea where the sky opens up and everything floods, but just for a bit.

Loving the image of glittering raindrops. I hope it helped break the heat every so slightly!

Hugs from a suddenly hot hillside.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 30th, 2014 11:04 pm (UTC)
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Yes, that's exactly it here, too. :)

Hugs and cool for your hillside!
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From:gwynnega
Date:April 30th, 2014 04:51 am (UTC)
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Meanwhile, we are having our famed dry heat. The rain sounds lovely!
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From:laurawise
Date:April 30th, 2014 11:04 pm (UTC)
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Alas for Santa Ana winds and heat! I hope you find cool refuge, Gwynne.

[hugs]
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From:mamculuna
Date:April 30th, 2014 12:03 pm (UTC)
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The storms are beautiful....hope they pass you quickly!
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From:laurawise
Date:April 30th, 2014 11:04 pm (UTC)
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They seem to be here and gone, which is just how I like 'em. :)

Cheers to you!
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From:paratti
Date:April 30th, 2014 04:33 pm (UTC)
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((hugS))
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From:laurawise
Date:April 30th, 2014 11:04 pm (UTC)
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[hugs hugs]

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