Thunder & Lightning!

We tend to look past the “large, every-day” happenings. And although we don’t get thunder and lightening every day, we still sometimes over-look it.

We had a heavy storm on Sunday evening and I tried to capture it from my front door, but couldn’t. I only got a photo that illuminates the garage door, showing the light!

“I was up in the sound room having a mini lesson with our technician when the lightening first struck. We could see the light through one of the windows in the roof and was it a sight to behold. Shouting over the thunder to hear each other, Milton realized that we would have a power cut soon. And did it happen! With another thunder and lightening bolt, our lights went out and we were left in complete darkness! It was amazing…Milton jumped into action and tried the switches and moved a table while complaining: “I didn’t even have my tea yet!”

I waited with them for a while, actually hoping to catch a lift in Milton’s light when he leaves, but it didn’t seem like he was too anxious to leave, so I tried finding my way out in the dark. I walked cautiously to where the door was supposed to be, hoping that it wasn’t open-I would then walk right out and fall down the stairs! As I reached the (closed!) door, opening it, I saw another gigantic flash of lightening! It was absolutely astounding! Just as I paused to watch with admiration this great lightening  bolt flashing like crazy before my eyes, I heard Milton shout over the thunder’s racket: “Shimei! Where’s Shimei?” He hurried to the door and found me staring at this awesome scenery. I turned to give him a look of amazement at what was happening out there, instead, he mistook that look for a fearful one and started laughing at me: “You’re scared!?” I quickly replied, in my defense, “No, but I mean, look at this!”

I hurried home and arrived half-soaking at home. Mom, Michah and Eldane’ stared questioning me about where I was in this storm! Mom had sent sms’s to Milton, aunty Premie and aunty Anita asking where I was. They all eventually replied that I wasn’t with them…Milton came to our house, and when I opened the door, said: “Oh, so they found you!” Of course, I was like *was I lost?*

Anyway, I tried taking some pictures just from my doorway, but kept missing it. Here are some of my attempts:

The darkness of night...

The darkness of night…

The illuminated version of the darkness of night!

The illuminated version of the darkness of night!

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