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The Rumbling of a Thunderstorm

Oh, how I love the rumble of a thunderstorm! I am not fond of the loud, crack thunder, though.

I live in Silverdale, Washington (WA) on the Kitsap Peninsula. We are having thunderstorms this morning in all of western WA . I went out to karaoke after dinner last night, and drove home about 1:30 a.m. and saw some lightning shows.

I can hear that it is raining now, and I hear the low rumble of thunder in the distance. It is supposed to be like this off and on all day and into the early night, and I hope we get enough rain to give everything a good drink of water.

It is nearly 5:00 a.m. now, and I am tired, though have not slept. I, foolishly, drank coffee with my dinner last night. I need to start thinking about drinking decaffeinated coffee, if I am going to drink it after 1:00 p.m.

But had I not done so, I would have missed nature's light show and thunder concert this morning.

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Update: 5:10 a.m. There was the brightest light that shone through my window, followed by some of the loudest thunder I have ever heard in my life. It sounded as if it were right above the roof of my townhouse.

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CoralLevang wrote on August 14, 2015, 8:32 AM

I do not mind it if it is very far away and I think it looks "cool." But when it is close by, it scares the bejeezus out of me.

wolfgirl569 wrote on August 14, 2015, 9:40 AM

I would have loved that light show. Natures is the best

CoralLevang wrote on August 14, 2015, 10:02 AM

It is truly magnificent, as long as not too close!

Kasman wrote on August 14, 2015, 2:06 PM

One of nature's wonders! We don't get really violent thunderstorms where I am but they are one of my favourite things to watch - from the safety of a warm and cosy house, of course!

LoudMan wrote on August 14, 2015, 8:32 PM

It's hard to not enjoy a cup with supper, isn't it? I love storms.

BarbRad wrote on August 14, 2015, 11:35 PM

WE had a thunderstorm in July that put on a concert and light show all night. No way could I sleep through what seemed like a war zone. But we did get some very much needed rain.

Paulie wrote on August 14, 2015, 11:53 PM

I haven't done any karaokeing in maybe 8 or 9 years. At one time I thought I was a good singer until a Thai general got up to leave while I was singing.

Kath wrote on August 15, 2015, 7:53 AM

Cool photo. White light and indigo. ...Makes me think of (imagine) neurons firing, or what goes on in the brain in a moment of deep insight. Not so keen on the pounding and cracking noises of fierce thunder and lightening but the sound of rain on the roof... that is sometimes nice to listen to...

CoralLevang wrote on August 15, 2015, 1:37 PM

I've been caught in lightning storms in Texas, which scared the crap out of traveling down the road. Fascinating, when you see the cloud-to-cloud lightning, but driving into it and seeing a cloud-to-ground lightning strike, though amazing, is a bit disconcerting!

CoralLevang wrote on August 15, 2015, 1:38 PM

LoudMan Yes, I love coffee. I wonder if decaf really tastes that much different. I have to do something different.
Storms, for me, would be much nicer with someone to share the storm and the coffee with.

CoralLevang wrote on August 15, 2015, 1:39 PM

I think you aptly described it: "a war zone."

CoralLevang wrote on August 15, 2015, 1:39 PM

Perhaps, it wasn't your signing, but that the General had to urinate and couldn't hold it anymore. emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on August 15, 2015, 1:41 PM

Kath I loved this photo, which I found on Pixabay. I LOVE your interpretation of it. "...what goes on in the brain in a moment of deep insight." I will agree that, if it is in my brain, doing it sans the pounding and cracking noises is preferable!