Run!

The wind picked up.  Far off in the distance, dark, ominous clouds were quickly moving toward us.  We hurried to gather our things off the beach and make it to the car before the first, large splats of rain were felt.  A quick flash outlined us against the black sky…a sharp crack sent us running.

                                        Google Images:  mmorganphotography.us
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  1. ha. I so hate lightening. running and screaming is more like it! 🙂

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    • It’s not so much the lightning as the sometimes deafening thunder that booms right over your house…that’s when an involuntary yelp comes out of me. 🙂

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  2. nice image of the shadows caught in the lightning…sounds like you are about to get a good blow…

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    • It’s supposed to rain tomorrow…we’ll see how much blowing happens. Florida is close to being the lightning capital of the world…I’ve seen more than my fair share.

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  3. I’d probably beat you to the car – I’m terrified of lightning. 🙂 Fabulous 55!

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    • Yeah, you might just beat me to the car…or it might be a tie! You don’t want to be on an open beach with lightning bolts zinging around! Thanks, Talon.

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  4. I love to watch thunderstorms (from where it’s warm and dry, of course). 😉 Good description for that one word title!

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  5. That would make me run for cover, too…

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  6. Reminds me of a time when my sisters and I had a stand off with a major storm. We were drenched but determined to stand outside and ride it out. Then one huge crack of thunder that shook our insides sent up scrambling inside for cover. We screamed and everything. It was thrilling! 🙂

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  7. Run is certainly what I’d do. You captured the drama and excitement of the incoming storm.

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  8. Don’t go hiding under a tree now
    Loved your 55 My Friend
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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    • Oh, no…no hiding under trees with lightning bolts! It was another fun time with you G-Man–thanks! Enjoy your weekend too.

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  9. This is fascinating,

    love your new blog template, it feels quite different.
    thanks for the treat in 55 words.

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    • So glad you liked this, Taylor…thanks.

      Yeah, it had been a bit darker theme for me over here but I decided to brighten things up a bit…I’m not that serious of a girl! 🙂

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  10. ManicDdaily

     /  February 10, 2012

    Great description of those moments! K.

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  11. Doctor FTSE

     /  February 11, 2012

    Your 55 sounds like the start of something really good.

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  12. I don’t mind some storms but ‘wind’ and storms are a bit much.

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    • Hi Renee…hope all is well.

      Yes, sometimes the wind is very fierce with the storms that come through…it does make a big difference.

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  13. well captured gayle. just loved it. i love storms, the more thunder lightning wind the better for me.

    i have a small gift for you 🙂
    will be glad if you accept it.

    http://etherealheights.wordpress.com/2012/02/10/amazing-blog-bodhirose/

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    • I don’t usually mind storms but sometimes the high winds and thunder and lightning can be a bit intimidating.

      Well, let me see what you have for me…what a surprise. I wasn’t on my blog yesterday, so apologize for seeing this a day late.

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  14. Anonymous

     /  February 12, 2012

    Oh, fun. Definately feels like a day at the beach brought to a quick end. Love it!

    Thanks, Gayle, for visiting the sites while I was on haitus. Been missing reading you.

    Jamie

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    • Many of our summer days at the beach or lake can end just like this. Those afternoon thunderstorms send you running.

      So happy to see your visits today, Jamie. I’ve missed your presence and welcome your visits whenever you’re able.

      Hugs…

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  15. Good scene setting in this. :^)

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  16. hahaha …. yes, Florida is the lightening capital of the world. We have a
    coffee table in our living room, created by an artist, that has lightening
    bolts for legs. So funny …!!! This is a great little stories. I enjoyed the images
    it created. Very good read, Gayle.
    Hugs,
    Izzy

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    • When my Dad was alive he got into photography and loved to run off to nearby lakes to capture lightning bolts over the water when a storm came through…it’s a miracle he didn’t get zapped. I have one of his great shots hanging in my living room…a brilliant flash of light on the water. 🙂

      I’ll bet that table is really cool, Izzy…and yes, fun! Thanks! xoxo

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