...Homemade Rainbows...


Friday, November 21, 2008

We're only small....

We had more storms again last night.....three in a row in fact....together with some torrential downpours.

The lightening in the distance, which caught my eye from the lounge room, before the second storm was just magnificent. I found myself standing, watching (and snapping) from our driveway as it flashed and strobed all around me. It's bursts and constancy were just commanding.

As single raindrops hit my nose through the air that seemed to pulse with electric charge in a raw purified kind of way, I could not help but feel small.....inconsequential in nature's considerable design.

It feels like nature is purging itself of the drought we have been in for what seems like the longest time.

Rightly so I am reminded of nature's power when my chest tightens ever so and I feel that slight sense of anxiety as the rain buckets down heavy and hard, bluffing me with it's seeming perpetuity.

Rightly so the earth demands respect and reminds us of our size.....and our place.

We are, after all, small....

4 comments:

Bird Bath said...

wow it sounds like nature is putting on quite a show over there...

Sabrina said...

Yes, mother nature reminds us again and again of her reigning power. And very cool that you were able to capture the lightning in your photos.

Amber said...

So true...
What great pics. I can feel the energy and intensity of the night.
xx

karenjane said...

lovely words. thunder storms are one of those things that put our little lives in perspective