April 20, 2010

Missing Spring Thunder Storms

image courtesy of Docksidepress. All Rights Reserved


I grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and never slept better as during that area's copious spring/summer early evening thunder storms.  I always thought thunder sounded like god moving his furniture.  Heavenly. 


On the other hand, during the really bad ones, my mom took refuge in the basement, clutching a battery-powered radio for information about the storm. We slept while – and perhaps because – she made deals with god about keeping the house upright and water tight.


We don't get many thunderstorms in western Massachusetts.  Why not?

18 comments:

  1. WOW I thought I was the only weird kid when I was little because I used to think of thunder as the exact same thing "Oh, God is just moving around some furniture up there!" :D

    Happy SITS Tuesday

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  2. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    I scanned some of yor reno posts and it's like we are living identical lives on opposite sides of the continent :) We've just (mostly) finished our kitchen reno (still needs another coat of paint and new appliances) and will be tackling our main bathroom soon.

    However, our house is not as old as your with historic features :)

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  3. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog! Love that storm pic by the way, we only get storms like that in the summer here...mostly. And I like to hide out in the basement because I am both terrified and strangely enthralled by the prospect of a tornado. Those clouds kind of look tornado-ish!

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  4. How about the rain going thwappety thwappety on the giant hostas? Ahhhhhh, thunderstorms! There's some promising looking radar over Oklahoma right now, maybe it will drift North and we'll get some thunderstorms this weekend!

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  5. Ooo... I love dark rainy sky! Love it love it! (Yes, I'm weird)

    Congrats on your SITS day! Have a lovely week ahead!

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  6. I also love thunder storms. Here from SITS

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  7. Like Mundanemomma, I, too, am terrified of tornadoes, which is why I am always checking the weather network to make sure one isn't barrellng toward us.

    Happy SITS day.

    LisaDay

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  8. Happy SITS day! I see that you are from Grand Rapids! I am in Toledo. I so understand about the storms. I can't wait for some good spring/summer storms!

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  9. Happy SITS Day! I *love* sleeping through thunderstorms! And here right on the east side of West Texas, they can be epic.

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  10. I love your blog, and congrats on being chosen by the SITS crowd. I'm over in Northampton (some of the time) and also living through some renovation but not on your scale!!

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  11. Ooohhhhh how excited am I for spring thunderstorms! Those clouds look delicious... so sad they don't visit you as often now!!

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  12. I am such a pansy about thunder storms, I'm always amazed when I hear people enjoy them or are comforted by them... Falling asleep to the sound of a lawn mower - now that is MY cup of tea :)

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  13. I love thunderstorms. We have lots of them here in Texas. I just don't like when the lightning gets too close and the thunder too loud.

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  14. We don't get many in Colorado either. I grew up in Chicago where they were a dime a dozen!! I often miss them, too. You sleep really well. I just read this about thunderstorms the other day:



    "The emotional ups & downs before and after a thunderstorm are caused by the amount of negative ions in the air around us. Prior to a thunderstorm there is a very high concentration of positive ions in the air. Positive ions are often pollutants such as dust, bacteria, pollen, chemicals, and fumes. The storm releases electrical discharges consisting of high concentrations of negative ions. Negative ions destroy many of these air pollutants and, therefore, give us a sense of well-being."

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  15. Lovely blog with awesome pictures. All of your projects are inspiring! I grew up in Cali and thunderstorms scare me to death {I would be in the basement with your mom}.

    Visiting from SITS :)

    ashley
    http://littlemissmomma.blogspot.com

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  16. Diane@InMyOwnStyleApril 23, 2010

    I just love a good thunder storm and have passed that love to my youngest daughter. Whenever we see a storm brewing, we quickly go make tea and sit outside and watch it come until we have to go inside for our own safety. I hope you get a whopper of one soon.

    I am visiting from SITs I hope you are having a fun day.

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  17. Hello fellow SITSA! What a breath taking photo! I lived in Ontario for a while and I loved the spring time storms there that rolled in the humid heat of summer

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  18. sooo with you. we lived on oahu for 2 years and i only heard thunder once- and it wasn't in conjunction with rain!
    back in tornado alley now... looking forward to some bad weather.

    h a p p y SITS ! ! !

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