The Tempest - Raw and All Natural  

lissi888888 53F
1330 posts
7/30/2006 12:19 pm

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The Tempest - Raw and All Natural

Last evening was the perfect evening. Nothin' much going on. No worries. Just happy people (well most of the time LOL ). We had a BBQ and we laughed. It was comfy.

All day, one of the kids had been talking about going "to the slides". It was his plan...and doggone it he wanted to go play on them. It had been so hot that we just couldn't go over. The kids would have ended up sick because of the heat.

We finished dinner late and twilight had passed. It was FINALLY cool outside. Well, cooler LOL. We went over to the play area anyway (who cared if it was dark)and the kids were so happy to go.

My honey noticed the stars were out just as we got into the open grassy area surrounding the play equipment. (The stars being visible is kind of a big deal...we do live in a city after all.) The moon was just a sliver...but very bright. And in the distance, over the lake, we started seeing flashes of light in the clouds. Where we were was calm...peaceful...and cool...but out on the lake things were very different.

As the kids started to play on the toys, honey and I were stuck...rooted to one spot...mesmerized. Both of us just sucked into it...sure what we were seeing but still in complete awe that we were privileged enough to be seeing it. All across the horizon to the south, there were flashes of light...natural fireworks if you will. A flash here...then there...then over there...then that whole area of the sky would light up. Every once in a while a streak of lightning was thrown into the mix. The display took my breath away. To think, a storm of such intensity was raging so near that we could see it...but so far away that we couldn't even hear the thunder claps.

Finally, we sat down on a bench and just watched...not wanting to miss the show but pulling ourselves back to reality frequently to make sure the kids were doing well and being forced back every once and a bit by the rabid mosquitos who figured we were fresh meat placed there as a late night snack for their personal enjoyment and fulfillment.

But I digress...back to the storm. Personally, I have always been one for watching storms. The dazzling displays stir me, intrigue me, puzzle me and have given me sure knowledge that there really are things/events of such power that only a fool would believe they could tame them. Yup, I have a healthy respect for mother nature and the elements. But to be in the right spot at the right time, that's luck...chance...happenstance...whatever you want to call it. All I know is that it makes me feel happy every time.

I just had to share about watching the tempest...because it moved me.





rm_Ellenback 59F
966 posts
7/30/2006 2:34 pm

Lissi, I too was watching the lights, but from a different angle, and yes, it was awesome!!! Nothing like sitting on a deck and relaxing, staring at the stars for satellites and watching the lake sky become electric!

You know you're a good writer, don't you? If no one has told you recently, I am now.

(((softboobyhugs)))

Elle


SirMounts 103M

7/31/2006 1:43 pm

Lis...
Yes, I have always been fascinated by thunderstorms, too. They can be are truly spectacular.


marnison 80F

7/31/2006 6:57 pm

...there was a time that ...thunderstorms would frighten me. I can remember one particular one...in Germany...the bolts would touch the ground and it seemed ...they would never stop. The sky was lit up and the shadows would play..
I can handle them now...

smiles


lissi888888 53F
1401 posts
8/7/2006 6:52 pm

    Quoting rm_Ellenback:
    Lissi, I too was watching the lights, but from a different angle, and yes, it was awesome!!! Nothing like sitting on a deck and relaxing, staring at the stars for satellites and watching the lake sky become electric!

    You know you're a good writer, don't you? If no one has told you recently, I am now.

    (((softboobyhugs)))

    Elle
Thanks for the compliment Elle...it is appreciated. It's fun to just talk and see that others may take something from it. {{{big hugs}}}

Lis


lissi888888 53F
1401 posts
8/7/2006 6:53 pm

    Quoting SirMounts:
    Lis...
    Yes, I have always been fascinated by thunderstorms, too. They can be are truly spectacular.
sirmounts...they have been my passion for years.


lissi888888 53F
1401 posts
8/7/2006 6:56 pm

    Quoting marnison:
    ...there was a time that ...thunderstorms would frighten me. I can remember one particular one...in Germany...the bolts would touch the ground and it seemed ...they would never stop. The sky was lit up and the shadows would play..
    I can handle them now...

    smiles
Marnison....when I was very, very small...I hated storms...I'd hide under my covers and cry...wouldn't even look. Finally my mom told me that the dwarves were just bowling...and the thunder the ball going down the lane...and the lightening was them hitting the pins. From that moment on...I just loved to watch. We'd actually keep score and debate as to how many pins were knocked down and everything LOL. The funny way kids can take to things...

Lis


lissi888888 53F
1401 posts
8/7/2006 6:57 pm

    Quoting rm_mzhunyhole:
    That was a great description..I love a storm too..great stuff.
thanks for the compliment mzhuny...


lissi888888 53F
1401 posts
8/7/2006 6:58 pm

    Quoting Pheonix_Dragon:
    Lightening storms (like fire) are a living force. I can watch either for hours on end. Thank you for sharing.
phoenix_dragon...oh...there's nothing like a nice fire either. Hmm...love watching them forever as well. Nothing like it

Lis


lissi888888 53F
1401 posts
8/7/2006 7:01 pm

    Quoting rm_mizzkitka:
    youre a good writer...very illustrative.

    how the heck have i never met you before!???
    you're so interesting!


thanks mizzkitka...I appreciate the compliment and I have no idea why you've never seen me...except for the fact that I haven't been blogging long LOL.


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