08 June 2012

Friday Fun

I have a love affair with lightning. The Lizard knows. He's becoming as addicted as me.

Every time storms loom, we want to go out and capture bolts on film, even if we need to be packing for Ride the Rockies or doing any other meaningful chore. A couple of nights ago, an amazing storm rolled in while we were listening to Trevor Rabin's "National Treasure" soundtrack, a song called "City of Gold." I pressed my iPhone against the living room window and captured my first storm video ever.

This went on for well over three hours. It dumped about three inches of hail on Highlands Ranch! I sat in the dark and watched the show like others watch television. I live in Paradise.


  1. Loved it.
    Bev in NS.ca

  2. Wow. I couldn't take my eyes off the screen - and what a soundtrack! Inspired. When we lived in the UAE, we got electric storms with pale lilac skies and sheet lightning. Here, we've got a 270º view over roof tops and out to the mountains. When there's lightning here, it's like being inside an upturned bowl, with forks flickering and bouncing from one side to the other. I'm another one with the lightning bug! Thanks so much for posting this!

  3. Blew me away! I've always wanted to capture lightning, but never figured out the secret. Thank you for the inspiration to head to the window and give it another shot.

  4. Glad you got to enjoy the show and be safe

  5. Educational video just for you.

  6. We love lightning storms too, and can never get enough of them (as long as they don't strike too close).

    I think you do live in Paradise. :)


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