On April 7th while many people around the world marveled at the spectacular super moon, my husband and I witnessed a different incredible act of nature. Our daytime weather was warm and partly sunny but storms were predicted for the hours between 7:00 and 11:00 P.M.
In the evening the sky clouded over cancelling any chance that we would be viewing the pink super moon. Shortly after dark the radio reported a severe thunder storm warning was issued for the county to the North – Northwest of us. A short time later the warning was repeated to include our county. My husband went out to take a look at the sky and a few minutes later he called me outside, “You have got to see this light show!”
As I walked outside the first thing I noticed was the continual roll of thunder. It was not the loud booming thunder that accompanies a lightning strike as it hits the ground, but a continual roll more like the sound of a freight train. The thunder was constant for the next 10 minutes or so while we stood in front of our house and watched a light show more magnificent than any fireworks display I have ever seen. Lightning bolts zigzagged from cloud to cloud sometimes two bolts meeting each other midway. At the same time there were continual flashes which illuminated the sky behind and above the clouds.
When we first started watching, the show was in the sky to the North – Northwest, but as the storm moved closer it permeated the sky to the West and East as well. The show was still going but as the rain started we retreated into the house.
This storm brought to my mind the following song.
Isn’t it true that in the midst of a storm what scares us most might just noise?
Thanks for reading and be well. 🙂
Did you see the pink super moon?