"All words are symbols that represent unspeakable realities. Which is also why words are magical." (Donald Miller tweet)

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

a cloud in response

I recently discovered another blog. It's not new, but I'm a new reader, so it's new to me.

Carmi posted an awesome cloud pic, complete with story, and invited others to do the same.

So today, I ran outside when the storm arrived, and snapped a few shots.

And the story is ... I love, love, love a good thunderstorm. If at all possible, when the thunder, lightning and teeming rain hit, I will head out onto my front porch and watch. If the street turns into a river, I'm beyond delighted.

The reason for this response, apparently, goes back a long way. As a very young child, I'm told that I was terrified of storms. Hated them. Wailed when thunder cracked.

So my Dad took action. When the next storm hit, he put me in my bathing suit and took me outside, carrying me up and down the street in the storm, talking gently about how great it all was.

I don't remember that. I was too little. But I think about it every time I see a storm approaching.

Bring on the rain!


Kalei's Best Friend said...

Glad u found Carmi's page.. His themes are fun and his other posts will get you thinking...Good choices you shot here!. Thanks for your comment on mine... :-)

Karen S. said...

Awesome shots you captured too!..and welcome, you're gonna love this Thematic Photographic series of Carmi's!

Max Sartin said...

Awesome shots, and great story to go with them. Welcome to Thematic Photographic.

Rita said...

While I am not a big fan of thunderstorms I would love to see someone or something bring on our much needed rain.

Fantastic tale and of course little girls always what to please their Daddy so I believe he helped to ease your fears.

Bob Scotney said...

Max ha me thinking about taking photos in the rain; now I've seen your post I'm waiting for our next thunderstorm to see what I can get.

Carmi Levy said...

Kudos to your dad: What an amazing moment he gave you to remember! This totally made me smile!

Patti said...

Wow, hello new readers! :) Thanks for all the feedback. Nice to meet you all.

Alexia said...

I love thunderstorms, too, but I don't think I'd be out taking photos! These were interesting to see.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

If at all possible, when the thunder, lightning and teeming rain hit, I will head out onto my front porch and watch.

I like 'em, too!

Nice shots.

Gilly said...

Real stormy clouds there!