the painfully shy thunderstorm

July 18, 2017 6:07pm CST
We have just had a thunderstorm. It wasn't anything spectacular; more of a damp squib really. Oh, except for that rather loud BOOM!!! overhead, which caught me unawares when I prematurely thought the storm had travelled onto pastures new. She snuck in, slowly and quietly. Faint rumbles in the distance and a few bursts of light heralding her arrival. Then came the rain. Lashings and lashings. I stood at the glass doors hoping for a flash of lightning which revealed an evil murderer wielding an axe, but I don't exist in a horror film so I was left mightily disappointed. Then our painfully shy friend snuck away again, taking her rumbles {It's okay, it's just God moving his furniture around, my Mumma told me when I was little. Like a fool, I believed her,} her rubbish disco lights and her raindrops with her. And now I can sleep soundly, safe in my cosy dry bed.
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• United States
18 Jul 17
Beautiful the way you had described this storm. Photo is lovely..bless Mumma too
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20 Jul 17
Mum's are fabulous. They are so wise! :)
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• United States
20 Jul 17
@Poppylicious Yes they are indeed @Poppylicious
@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
18 Jul 17
we were told on God having some time off and choose to go on bowling :)
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20 Jul 17
I like that one!
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@Gillygirl (17372)
• Sutton, England
18 Jul 17
That boom woke me up. I was also told thunder was God moving furniture around.
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20 Jul 17
I need to remember to tell my niece something weird and wonderful about thunder! I don't think she knows who or what God is, so I need to think of something else!
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@LadyDuck (177119)
• Switzerland
19 Jul 17
Beautiful photo, the storm passed over our heads without even one rumble. I have no hope for tonight, but may be tomorrow.
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20 Jul 17
Thank you, the photo is from last year. The sky was just depressingly grey when the storm came along!
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@LadyDuck (177119)
• Switzerland
20 Jul 17
@Poppylicious The sky can be beautiful even when it is dark grey. I am hoping in a little rain, I do not want to go out and water the garden.
@rona07 (1662)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
We had one last night. Woke me up. And a very heavy rain. I dont look at the window if theres lightning tho. Im a scaredy cat when it comes to thunderstorm..
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20 Jul 17
I have always been far more wary of thunder than lightning, even after I realised that it was the lightning which could cause the damage. Very bizarre.
• Rochester, New York
19 Jul 17
We had an obnoxious thunderstorm here a few days ago. My dog was flipping out and kept me up all night.
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20 Jul 17
Lolz ... obnoxious! Pesky storm. My cats were fine. And then there was another storm which awoke me in the early hours of the following morning, and they slept through that one as well, as did Husband. *sigh*
@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
19 Jul 17
That picture of thunderstorms are certainly not shy at all lol.
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