Sunday, May 27, 2012

Enjoying The Show

In Wausau, I could never see a storm coming, nor was it very impressive when it reached me. Plenty of rain, little flash and bang.

In the Hills, you can hear a storm coming from miles away but you can rarely see it until it's right overhead.

On the ranch, storms are the opposite of those in Wausau -- too much flash, not enough rain. Storms are something to be watched carefully in the event that they get too close to dry fields.

Aside from the propensity for high winds, I love a storm from here. From the front porch, you can see one coming for miles. Sometimes a storm will divide and go around Sioux Falls (which is pretty dang cool). Once, I stood in the driveway and watched funnel clouds go by both north and south of us with blue sky visible right overhead.

And the lightning never disappoints.

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