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Bring on the Weather

July 29th, 2015

One thing I always loved doing when I was younger was watching thunderstorms with my dad. We’d sit on the railing of the balcony or on the porch and watch the storms roll in. It was always so much fun. Lately, we’ve been having a lot of storms around here.
Yesterday evening, I was standing on the front rocks watching them roll in, feeling the refreshing rain after a really hot day working in the garden. At first, I thought the storm was going to skirt up, a few giant raindrops were hitting the rocks. Then I felt the hail start pelting my head.
My mom hates storms, she doesn’t like them one bit. In fact she was never out with us watching the light show or enjoying the thunder. Yesterday we had quite a rumbler roll through. In fact we got hail twice, once at 4:30 am, which had me jumping out of bed and running outside in my pajamas to cover up my tender seedling. The second time was right after dinner. Weather perfection!

Do you like thunderstorms? or would you rather stay safely indoors?

2 Comments to “Bring on the Weather”
  1. Julia at Home on 129 Acres on July 29, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    I’m with you. I love storms! One of the biggest things we want to add at our house is a front porch so that we can be outside and watch the weather come in across the fields.

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  2. Jaye Whitney on July 30, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Love them!

    For me, that element of fear that your mom experiences is part of the attraction. Gotta love Mother Nature’s power and strength!

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