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Nature

September 4th, 2006 · 3 Comments

I’ve written about storms, and the rush they bring, before. Being outside during Mother Nature’s light shows is a very powerful thing. While some fear her, she is willing to share some of that power… give us mortals a sampling.

Being down here in the “lightning capitol of the world,” I get to watch her in action… alot. And I love it. I try my best to show her proper respect, and don’t push my luck with her, but I love being outside as she throws her temper tantrums. Driving during these storms also kicks ass. The other day, not too far from Raymond James Stadium, I had a bolt of lightning hit about a half block away. The hair stood up on my arms, it was so close. The bolt ended up hitting the top of a pole, and burnt the top third. Very cool.

Mother Nature is always letting us feel of her power, giving us chances to get close to her. She is a savage beauty, and there is plenty of beauty in her savagery. It helps to draw us even closer. Get too close, however, and she will turn on you.

RIP, Steve Irwin… you made television worth watching.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tammi // Sep 4, 2006 at 9:22 pm

    Nice post – but WTF are you doin’ over by Raymond James?! Huh?!?!?!

    :-(

    That’s about 2 miles from where my townhouse was. And you’re not even a Buc’s fan……

    But the storms do rock down there? Don’t they??

    If you get a chance – go to one of the beaches along the gulf and watch one of those beauties roll in across the water. I’ve never seen anything so incredible. Seriously.

  • 2 Richmond // Sep 5, 2006 at 4:24 am

    Nice tribute, T1G. Very nice. And oh so true…

  • 3 Bou // Sep 5, 2006 at 5:10 am

    With the lightning that close, you can almost feel the heat. It is eerie.

    I was really rather surprised when I read about his death yesterday morning. Truly very sad.