Happy Aloha Friday!
In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So on Fridays let’s take it easy on posting, too. Ask a simple question…nothing that requires a lengthy response. It’s a great way to make new blogging friends!
It’s that time of year – the weather is alternating between cool and extreme heat (thanks to Mother Nature’s Menopause moments) which brings unsettled weather and thunder storms. So my question for you today is:
Do you enjoy a good thunderstorm or do they frighten you?
We had a wicked thunderstorm last night – just about the time I was writing this post. Initially it was off in the distance, so hubby and I sat on the back porch and enjoyed the light show and reveled in the cooling air as the wind picked up. Not much later it got a little too wild and crazy to be outside, so we ducked into the Summer House to watch Mother Nature’s wild party.
I’m one of those people that counts the seconds between the lightning flashes and the thunder rolling to calculate how far away that lightning strike was. When it’s a few miles away, I don’t get nervous. But when the thunder is accompanying the lightning almost immediately – particularly when you hear a deafening cracking sound, I get a bit nervous. Which turns into annoyance when the internet connection is lost.
I have to admit I did jump a couple of times when it sounded like the lightning hit right out back – which also had the dogs pacing and growling. When that happens I unplug all pertinent electronics to make sure we don’t have a funky power surge to zap things into oblivion. Better safe than sorry. Some of those close strikes must have found their target since the local fire hall alarm has gone off no less than 4 times within a 20-minute time frame. That makes me nervous, too.
There’s a fifty-percent chance of more thunderstorms today, but even though I have a few errands to run, I actually welcome them because they’re clearing out the extreme heat we’ve been experiencing this week, allowing us to have perfect weather for this 3-day weekend.
Welcome to this week’s edition of the new Friday Follow – be sure to leave a link when you follow so I can follow you back! Have a great weekend!