What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Thursday, August 25, 2011

It's just like that

For those who may be wondering, the storm last night was exactly what I was describing in "A History of Lightning." As it approached, the lightning was coming so fast that I could walk through my house at midnight without having to turn on a light or use a flashlight. The only thing that broke the constant roll of thunder was the louder reports of strikes that were ground-to-cloud and right near us. I know some people have never experienced such a storm and thought that what I was describing was part of the "fantastical" nature of the story. Except for the thunderhead at the front of the storm with the front wall of a skull (or with the internal lighting our main character thinks it looks like a skull), everything else in there (related to the storm, not so much what the characters do in the storm) I've seen before.

And yes, I watched it closely to make sure I could describe it better later.

Mother nature can be awesome, she just has to remind us sometimes.

2 comments:

Dr. Phil (Physics) said...

Actually lightning is ground-to-cloud. (evil physics grin)

Dr. Phil

Steve Buchheit said...

Hey Dr. Phil, I think I said that, didn't I? (and no, I didn't edit the post)