A summer storm

lighteningThere’s just something magical about the summer storms that roll through the mountains. Today at lunch, the sky grew dark, and you could almost feel the far-off rumblings as the thunder grew ever closer. Lightening flashes became more frequent, and as if the tap were suddenly turned wide open, the rain came pouring down, slicing through the humid air.

These moments give pause. They are quick respites and reminders of the power of nature, always around us, but so often hiding from view. Summer storms pull back the curtains of nature and offer us front-row seats  to witness this amazing world.

And as these fast storm pass they take with them the heavy air, leaving us renewed and refreshed, ready to go about the business of the day.