Lull Before
Originally uploaded by Robem.

I love summer storms here in the south – Carolina beach. They are awesome. It starts out perfectly fine – sunny, a little overcast, warm and humid, quiet and still. All the sudden you hear distant thunder – clouds roll in and it's dark in the middle of the day – really dark – winds start blowing – gale force winds – it doesn't trickle and build – it just gushes out of the sky – the temperature drops about 20 degrees – the lightning is close enough to touch – the thunder rattles the house – then, in about 15 minutes – it leaves. it's silent again. awesome.