My feet are wet

and I may get pneumonia, but it’s worth it to sit outside watching the most amazing thunderstorm I’ve seen in a long while. I was wondering why it was getting so warm in my apt and I suddenly noticed flashing outside. It was so rapid that I thought maybe it was some sort of emergenecy vehicle (or maybe just a cool rave going on nearby). I checked and realized it was lightning, lots and lots of lightning. It went on for about 10 minutes with the booms getting louder and louder, including a few teeth chattering ones. Then all of a suddenly I felt wind a cool wet gust in my face and the sky opened up. The outdoor roads became a river and the sky was more often purple than black.

It’s nights like this that I remember why I really like having a balcony and why the rain in Seattle is sometimes something you can look forward to.

Thanks to all who were involved in tonights performance, it’s took my breath away.

Edit: I didn’t get pictures, but many others did. Including one person who snapped a shot when lightning struck a tree right in front of him. It’s a pretty incredible thing to capture. But I don’t wish I had been in that guys shoes. Wait… I take that back. I would love to experience something like that (barring no permanent injuries of course!):

Comments (13)

  1. The fury of nature is awe inspiring, and never fails to remind a man of just how small he is. A bolt of lightning can create fear and awe but just as quickly cause a man to bow before the beauty inherent. Imagine the beauty of the universe, up close.

    There’s so much more to life. We’ve just started discovering it.

  2. matt says:

    so where are the pics?! Man, i love a good summer storm. for real.

  3. Harish says:


    Just read your post about the weather – and I was thinking that it would have been good if you managed to get some pictures. While going through my blog-roll I happened to see this via


  4. Harish says:


    For some reason the above link doesn’t seem to be working. Here is the link from LinuxBrit:

  5. So i was planning on going out tonight (to bothell… ick), but i’ve

    been hearing some amazing booms…