I love the look of rain clouds, the dark big puffs in the sky that signal an impending storm. I love the way the wind blows the leaves of silver maples so that the silver side of the leaf if in contrast to the deep blue of storm clouds. Ah just thinking about it makes me peaceful. I love a storm during the day, because you can see it in all it's glory. Alas, in Arizona we don't get many storms like that during the day (and unfortunately there are not many maple trees either) so I have to enjoy a storm like that at night.
And last night we had a good one.
The lightening here in Arizona is AMAZING. It is sometimes so bright it hurts your eyes. But it does sure put on a beautiful show since most of the storms take place at night it makes it easy to enjoy the show.
The problem I had last night as I was in bed listening to the rain and thunder I was being lulled to sleep. But I wanted to stay up and listen and watch the show. The sounds were so peaceful, yes I know how can thunder be peaceful but when you don't hear it that often it is comforting. And just as I got to the point where I couldn't stay awake any longer the storm was passing. It was perfect timing.
It was an enjoyable event until I woke up at 1 AM because Sweet Girl came into our room and as I walked back to my bed I was kind of warm and lo and behold the air conditioner on the bedroom side of our house was not working. So maybe the beautiful lightening zapped our unit.
Nothing like a good storm to knock out my other favorite thing...the air conditioning!!
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