Saturday, August 16, 2008

Thunder & Lightning

This summer has been hot here in Denver. And I'm not just saying that because I'm pregnant. It really has been hot--we've broken a number of records over the course of the last few months.

However, yesterday and today have been very strange here in the Denver area. The high yesterday was 62 and today it's only supposed to be 59. Brrr. And, even stranger, it has been raining and raining and raining. It never does that in Denver.

Last night, Joel & I were startled awake at about 2AM by the loudest thunder crack I have ever heard. It literally sounded like an explosion. Both of us woke up suddenly asking "What was that?" and then asked each other "is your heart racing?" The answer being, "yes!". It was amazing.

Reminds me of the hymn "I sing the mighty power of God, that makes the mountains rise..." It sounded like the mountains were rising right up out of our backyard last night. Another line from that great hymn by Isaac Watts is "And clouds arise and tempests blow, by order of Thy throne..." Sure has been tempest-like around here with the weather.

I think we'll hang out inside today and watch the Olympics.

1 comment:

Tracey said...

where oh where is little baby j? i keep checking and hoping....

i hope it all goes ridiculously smoothly.