Friday, June 26, 2009

Gotta Love A Storm!

This afternoon, June 26, 2009 there was a violent rain storm that swept over parts of Rochester, NY.  It came in off Lake Ontario quickly and with a purpose:  To remind us mere mortals that Mother Nature's in charge.  At work, a sudden sound of the mall roof seemingly exploding had all of us rushing to the door to witness the deluge.  High winds and rain pounding in horizontal sheets were amazing!  Gotta love a storm once in a while. 

It also produced one to two inch hail.  Hence the sound on the roof.   I wasn't concerned with the roof.  I just didn't want to walk out and see a crater-dented car.  But after about a half hour of excitement I managed to wade into the parking lot and find no damage.  The Gap store within the mall was totally flooded and had to close.  Many cars in one area of the mall parking lot were left standing in water up past the doors.  

In a short time, the violent rain, lightning, wind and thunder diminished to a gentle rain, then brilliant sunshine and blue skies.  All's well that ends well.  Except for Gap, perhaps. 

storm divine 

it's the rain's fragrance 
we savor, 

a break in clouds 
that makes 
a storm 

Poem and photo © 2008 by R. Burnett Baker
Photo taken 2008 by R. Baker in Rochester, NY.

rain on leaves

gentle rain
on leaves

belies thunder's

Poem © 2008 by R. Burnett Baker

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