Thursday, May 14, 2015

Storm belt

Today's storm was followed by another one tonight, and as we sat in our cozy, clean - and echoing empty - living room, we watched the clouds move over the mountain.

Thunder growled and the wind grew cold as I hauled a hamper of clean laundry up from the basement.  Moments later, as I sat at my desk, a brilliant flash of lighting came, with a simultaneous huge clap of thunder - the storm was right overhead. Then the skies opened up. Including hail!

I guess we should get used to this, if we're going to live in New Orleans!


scout said...

I think you'll have "real" storms in NO. They will often wake you up in the middle of the night, violent and angry. But by daylight the sun will be coming up and the birds will be singing. It will all have passed.

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Oh, just wait until you get the New Orleans midday rains and then the whopping midday humidity. The food there more than makes up for the weather though!

Anonymous said...

Louie finally turned on the A/C yesterday, but in the night it felt too cool - off with the a/c and the fan, and we pulled up a blanket. This morning it was sunny and beautiful, and we headed to neighbors for breakfast. While we talked, of music, European history, Pendleton blankets and patterns, it grew dark. Thunder and lightning, a pouring rain, an umbrella borrowed to race home; now, the sky is silver grey, houses glow in the light, the temperature only 81ยบ. Soon, you'll be here long enough that 70's at night is too cold. - naomi

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

"Thunder growled"... I like that!