Sunday, September 22, 2013

Thunderstorm

Thunder and lightening battling it out 

Or was it the Gods? Friday night the heavens clashed, Wellington saw a spectacular light and sound show.

I hate thunderstorms, they scare me. The lightening gives off an eerie effect and the thunder is always so angry.

The lightening was on the other side of the harbour but it always feels like it's close by.

I was glad it only lasted a short while. I had to put my ipod on to drown out the scary sound and luckily the pulled curtains blocked out the lightening. I didn't dare take a picture.

But here's one courtesy tvnz.

image source: tvnz

I'm glad this was nowhere near where I live.

I'd much rather have the city look like this - blue skies and calm:

I took this picture from Oriental Bay 2 summers ago.


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22 comments:

  1. We just had our share of thunderstorms a couple of days back :)

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    1. I remember the Mumbai thunderstorms too Magiceye - hated them then, hate them now.

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  2. That's quite some capture of the lightning strikes! Like you, I much prefer the blue skies and calm. :-)

    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my Thursday Challenge photo.

    ~Lindy

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    1. Thanks Lindy. Yes, that is an awesome pic, Looks scary though. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  3. I find lightening quite terrifying!

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    1. Me too Unknown Mami. But I find the thunder even more scary.

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  4. I grew up in the Midwest on Lake Erie. I used to like watching the lightening WAY off in the distance on the lake. But up close, no thank you. I hide under the covers.
    Happy SIMC, jj

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    1. Happy SIMC Joanna. Under the covers is a good place to be in a thunderstorm!

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    1. Beautiful but it was scary Vidya.

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  6. Well captured Suzy !! I liked the second one though. It looks more serene and calm.

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    1. The lightening pic isn't mine - taken from tvnz. Yep I like the second one too - calm and serene and mine :)

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  7. okay, that first picture was really scary. We had one which struck near our hospital quarters last month. Blew up a fellow docs desktop computer and tv, another bulb and so on.

    And definitely, I too want the serenity of pic 2 :D

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    1. Yep that picture is scary Roshan. I'm glad this was far away from where I live.

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  8. Even I hate the light and sound show in the sky and dread it. I read so many incidents in the newspapers which add to dread list.

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    1. Hi It's so scary and it was so loud that day - don't know why the Gods didn't refine this and make it less scary!

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  9. who doesn't like the calm and blue skies, but that's not how we always get, don't we...guess the thunderstorms are there for us to appreciate the calm even more :)

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    1. So true Kajal, there is always the opposite to bring things into perspective and balance.

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    1. Hi Indrani. The rains I don't mind, the thunder and lightening are not my cup of tea.

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  11. I don't think I would want to be too close to that shot of lightening either, even though unlike many I love thunderstorms and lightening. Nature even when it turns violent has a certain amount of beauty, at least to me it does.

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    1. Thanks Nita and welcome to my blog. Nature is beautiful no matter what but I'd rather see her calm side and definitely would not want to be close to that lightening.

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