Last night, a thunderstorm blew through my neighborhood with a fury. The rain was coming down sideways and the thunder and lightning was fairly intense. The storm knocked out the power briefly to my home, so I turned off all the lights/electronica and just let the house be dark until the storm was finished with us.
It was about 9:20pm when the rain started to let up some to a soft pattering drizzle and I heard the first thhhhwump…… boom!! I stepped outside onto my porch in time to see a pom pom of sparkling purple in the sky. Then I heard another ssssssst sound behind me and turned to see another pom pom of glittering gold…. followed by mother nature and the flash of far off lightning and a soft roll of thunder. I have some large trees in my backyard and while I waited for the aerial displays of color to go off on either side of my house, I watched the fireflies twinkling in the wood. It was rather ethereal and quiet lovely. The blend of mother natures version of a spectacular light display and man’s creations were enough to keep me standing in the rain on my back porch until there was silence, and I was happy.