I just published a hub about my love of storms and it got me thinking...
Do we have any other storm lovers or storm chasers here in Hub World?
I will pop in for a read Katie, can't hurt, you always write so well.
There is an amazing energy that storms create. They are exciting and beautiful.
I love the excitement and awe of a thunder storm. I would not wish to be in a Tornado or flood. I once stayed at a condo in Florida during a hurricaine and that was a sight to behold. I also was in a hurricaine while vacationing in Jamaica but no major damage. Although, we had to stay over four nights due to airport closing. Not to much of a hardship! LOL
I chase different a kind of storm, the one's in my life... I chase after them until I have beaten them!!
I used to love storms, now I dread them. With the storms comes rain at the moment. Torrential rain we have never seen before.
I have been flooded out twice since Xmas and the last time was waist high and scary.
I lost almost all my possessions in this last one.
Not too keen to go through it again, I will enjoy storms again when the council fixes the flood zone we seem to have moved to.
Earnest...I am so sorry, I do hope all is well for you
Thank you dutchman, I am just fine, although today I got a little teary when cleaning up more of the devastation around me. The carpet goes in tomorrow.
Earnest.. ..that gives me the shakes...It was difficult to watch that on TV and I can understand what you are saying. My heart goes out to you.
Sofs, thank you. The funny thing is, I am in Melbourne, well away from the flood areas in Australia, and I'm in a hilly suburb. We have just moved here on fairly high ground, but the water just built up and turned the roads in to rivers a meter deep!
The water built up in the gully below us and by time I saw the water it was 6 inches up on the glass door and windows. Then the garage doors were smashed of their hinges by a wall of water which then hit the front of my home. I thought I was going to be drowned when it hit the window, but the glass held and I was able to get out. I had no time to rescue anything other than this computer before the water was above the sink.
Sorry to hear of your losses! Hope you didn't lose your motorbikes!
I know someone who was not so lucky. Several years ago the water came through their house much as you describe and a log killed the husband.
Glad you made it through and the computer as well. The forums are much more enjoyable with you here!
I am truly sorry Earnest, it sounds like a nightmare. ... How are you now ...are you okay? I hope that you have put those sights and sounds and experiences past you.... Oh I just don't know what to say ((((((((((hugs))))))))))
You are sweet sofs.
I'll tell you the truth, I am very happy despite the floods, my beautiful granddaughter just turned 14, the twins have started school, all the other kids are doing well, so is my daughter. I live in a featherbed of child love!
I'm loving my life, and a bit of water is nothing compared to the up side.
I do get upset seeing what my fellow countrymen are enduring in Queensland at the moment though. Having been blown away by a massive cyclone and flooded, they just got twenty inches of rain in 48 hours.... a true nightmare that seems never ending for them I guess.
I love your attitude, the ability to see the best side of life when times are bad. It is wonderful that you can look past your problems and see those of the others... You are a wonderful human being. Keep up the great spirit Earnest. Good to see you around.
Hey Earnest, sorry about sending the rain your way. You know how we Queenslanders love to share things around. Personally, we are lucky to be high on a hill with a creek running alongside. Not so good for the houses below when we have those downpours that can bring 4 or 5 inches in a couple of hours. Hope things get back to normal for you soon.
Thank you! I am hoping my latest test will reveal what is wrong with my ute. It is running now but as rough as hell. It got well drowned. Other than sitting my chair on a concrete slab till the carpet is installed, I am doing fine.
All my best wishes to Queenslanders, keep your powder dry folks.
Love storms, there is something about the atmosphere, especially in the tropics, that sets your senses alive. But as we have seen recently in Australia, it is imperative not to underestimate what nature is capable of and heed all warnings. Otherwise, the results can be devastating.
I love storms, chase them, try and photograph them, love everything about them. I;m off to read your hub!
...i luv a good storm...i don't have to chase them - they come to me. I miss a really good thunder and lightening storm - where I live, we don't get them...the odd time I hear a little rumble of thunder; that's it. Butttt....lots of wicked wind off the pacific.
I remember somewhere is the US - maybe California - racing to get away from one...it was pretty black in the distance and I just knew it was going to be bad...I made it!
Looking forward to warmer weather so we have some storms. Love watching lightning dance across the sky.
Storms are a wonderful manifestation of nature, for consealment, ha,ha,ha,ha,ha!!!!!!!
I have been a weather freak since I was little.
Well actually my kids and their friends call me a weather nurd. I am honoured
I enjoy predicting weather events and earthquakes (I am also a geology/seismology buff as well).
I love a nice Tampa Bay thunder storm, wicked lightening..
I don't know what it is, but at certain times, it's comforting.
I wonder why? maybe the connection with nature..
The lightening strikes here are believed to be so powerful because of the huge highly charged clouds. It's awesome at times looking at the sky to see columns of black where it's pouring rain and blue sky above you.
Wow! That is a great photo!
I love storms as well. Both being in them and safely tucked away inside a shelter.
Nice pic, I love how you always bring something a little special to the forums. Rock on or should I say Thunder on
Personally, I love them. The crazier the better, as long as I'm safely out of it. Not so much a chaser of them. I find them personally to be very spiritual experiences. GREAT post!
I can't help it, but I do love them, even if a cat I loved so much was killed by one
Sorry to hear about your cat. That must have been very upsetting for you.
I have a few cats and I couldn't imagine losing mine in such a fashion.
Best wishes, Louise.
I have a thunderstorm app on my iPhone. I find it restful, and it always helps me fall asleep.
Can't say I like storms and I can't say I dislike 'em either. I was afraid of thunderstorms until I was 20 or 21
(terribly afraid! lol when I was young and there was a storm during the night I'd run to my sisters room and send my sister back to get my pillow and close my window)
After I was married, my (now ex) husband found out (of course, lol, couldn't hide it now could I?) and actually explained what a thunderstorm is so that I'm no longer afraid. Course, now that I can sleep through them, there's no point in being awed by them either....
"One way or another, I'm gonna getcha...."
aw Sofs what a lovely memory..... poor man, shows just how important the computer was to him, he rescued it.... bless.....
and once again wonderful things to say about his grandchildren.
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