Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Sound of Distant Thunder

A heavy thunderstorm rolled through our area the other evening & I managed to snap a few photos of the light show as it moved across the sky.

The darkness was interrupted by brilliant flashes of white light and hues of deep purple and blue black as thunder rumbled in the distance.

Ash & I have a kind of history with thunderstorms, from being holed up in our MSR tent in Grayson Highlands while a mountain thunderstorm pummeled the area around Big Wilson Creek, to being driven out of our North Face tent during a trip to Portsmouth Island when a ridiculously strong storm hammered us at 3:00am. With no real cover from the dunes, we spent the rest of those early morning hours huddled in the 4-Runner watching lightning arc off of the Atlantic Ocean 30 yards away.