June 2, 2005
Days Like Today . . .
It's days like today that I really appreciate having a covered porch-
It's a heavily overcast afternoon with fissures of sunlight periodically approaching, only to veer off to the south or northeast, pushing a dark rolling mass of thundercloud directly overhead. The rain begins with a gentle pop, pop, pop rising to a crescendo of howling winds and roaring rain, punctuated by sharp cracks of lightning crashing all around. It seems the very earth itself is cowering away from the angry sky above.
As quicky as it began, it ends, as another river of sunlight burns through begins to drive the meanacing clouds away. The raging waters relax with a sigh, fading in insensity to a mist. Thunder booms and rumbles near and far, seeming to briefly stop time in a final desperate rage.
It's over. The tress and bushes seem to sigh as they settle their limbs and return to their placid states. The first few chirps are met with whistles and calls and songs as they birds assess the scene and reestablish order from the recent chaos.
The chipmunks chase away a lizard interloper who only dashed into the open to suck up precious moisture pooled on the walkway. A squirrel charges out to defend his territory against anxious finches who covet his little pile of soggy spilled seeds and corn recently liberated from the the birdfeeder but abandoned when the sky let loose.
A quite calm returns to this little place on earth, the sunlight slowly drifts away to the south.
Pop. . pop. . pop. .
Ok, time to get some work done.
Posted by JasonColeman at June 2, 2005 3:24 PM
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