here's a picture i took earlier this evening. we had a pretty strong thunderstorm roll through. it dropped some hail on us and flooded many areas.
my family and i watched the storm clouds approaching. they did look very menacing. we kept looking for funnel clouds as the local news was telling us that we were under a tornado warning. but we didn't see anything that severe. just a little hail and a lot of thunder, lightning, and rain.
i love thunderstorms. there's different reasons i enjoy watching them. actually, it's not just watching them, but experiencing them that i enjoy.
i'm always in awe of the strength and power that drives the storm, or builds as the storm grows and moves through. i love watching the bolts of lightning. it fascinates me. it's like art. even the rumble of thunder thrills me.
you know what i really love? this may be hard for me to explain, but i'll try. i love the contrast of colors of the dark, dark sky and the neon green of the grass. i've tried to duplicate those colors, but never have been able to. i think it's all in the lighting. like the sun is still shining in some areas while the dark skies are still off in the distance.
and then there's the fact that a storm cools down the heat of the day, the smell of rain, and the beautiful rainbow that usually signifies that the storm has moved on. i love them all.
tornados, on the other hand, are scary. i've had some limited experience with them and i don't like them. but give me a thunderstorm any day and i'm a happy camper.
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