Yesterday brought much-needed rain to the Ottawa region, and with it came a beautiful summer storm. I have always had an appreciation for a good summer storm, watching it from the window and enjoying a coffee is as relaxing as a lot of things to me.
The rain falls to a steady beat.
A welcome change to the scorching heat.
Filling the air and soaking the ground.
It makes new life spring up all around.
The lightning strikes in a bright flash.
Cutting the air in a luminescent splash.
A flicker of light and the roll of thunder.
Shelter is sought in whatever we can get under.
The wind picks up in a sudden gust.
Being safely inside becomes a must.
Blowing ferociously, tearing limbs from trees.
This storm has brought more than a gentle breeze.
The storm tears through the countryside.
As we watch on, sheltered safely inside.