Thursday, August 6, 2015

Summer Rain

Oh, how I love a summer rain!  I love watching the clouds pile up and the wind whip in.  I love the power of the lightning and the roar of the thunder.  Living in a mountain valley, it is magnificent to hear the thunder roll across the sky, crash into the mountains and come booming back.  Sometimes you can hear an especially rowdy thunder ricochet off the mountains several times.  Awesome.

And then the rain comes.  Big pelting drops pummel the ground and wisp up in steam.  Soon the puddles collect and the air freshens.  The cool rain refreshes, but the air is still warm enough to not cause a chill.  The children collect jackets and umbrellas and explode outside to dance in the warm summer rain.

It's one of my favorite times of the year.

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