October 11, 2014 – Wild Thunder Squall Before Dawn:
Tapping on my bedroom window awakens me from slumber. This is what I’ve been waiting for!!
Raindrops and wind call me to get up and take a look!
Out the front door and onto patio I dash.
Trees bow widely before mighty blasts of wind. Raindrops lightly wet the air, as great whooshing sound fills my neighborhood. “FHHH” sound rises to crescendos with each long gust; dark tree silhouettes bend eerily in ambient light.
Brilliant flashes and pulses of light seize the sky; white, electric blue and once even pink circles. Power flashes. Reminds me of Hurricane Rita’s arrival in Houston.
Huge raindrops suddenly swirl thickly across the world; fuzzing out street lights. Delicious scents of rain- wet earth arise, and I deeply inhale their sweetness into my lungs. More power flashes dance across my southern sky.
Flashes begin echoing in the north sky, and soon above me as lightning makes an appearance.
It looks no different than the power flashes as it flickers in clouds. But now, thunder responds.
What a wild night in Dallas Texas!