Floris Neusüss, 'Gewitterbild, Kassel, 1984', 1984. Collection of the artist, © Courtesy of Floris Neusüss
The image shown here was created by placing photographic paper in a garden at night during a thunderstorm, and letting lightning expose the paper.
Today at dawn I was not waken by the glow of the sun, but rather the CRACK and ROLL of a good old-fashioned Florida thunderstorm! If you've never experienced a thunderstorm in this region, I think you may want to add it to your bucket list. I had forgotten the difference, and the power of a thunderstorm here in my home state compared to the other places I've lived. It is no wonder that all of my siblings and I would run to our parents' bed on stormy nights- I was actually tempted to do so this morning...
The boom that woke me today is still resonating deep in my heart. It was a scare that no alarm could ever compare to. Tampa is supposedly the lightning capitol of our nation and after this morning- I know it must be true. One crack after the other shook our house and lit up every room. I could see light flashing down the hallway and across the ceiling too and out my window the view was the most wicked I had seen in a decade!
I am happy to report that with lightning & thunder comes an overcast, but cool & breezy day. I prefer this over yesterday's 80 degree "winter" weather!!
Top of the morning to you too, thunder!