Yesterday we got quite a bit of rain...woot! We needed it. First we got some in the afternoon, and Mimi (who was visiting) and Michael and I went out onto the back porch and looked at the rain. Mimi and I tried to keep Michael on the porch in case of lightning and talked about noveling, which at the moment is one of my favorite subjects and also my most stressful. We also talked about a series of books that we both love. I wanted to get out into the rain, but I wasn't able to...because of lightning, as I've said before. Some of my book takes place in the rain, and I wanted to go out there, in part so I could feel like my character and let my imagination flow. When I did venture out, I got a few raindrops on me, but that was about it. It wasn't too cold, but it was chilly and the wind had the intention of making it colder. The raindrops were cold against me when they fell. There were interesting clouds overhead, darker than normal clouds but with a touch of yellow in them. On the left side of us, the clouds were dark and it looked like rain. On the right side, there was blue sky and white clouds. The blue sky and dark clouds mixed together at a point in the sky. You could still see the mountains. A rainbow, an almost-full-out rainbow, spread across the sky in an arch, reminding us that God would never again flood the earth, and I stood there for a second thinking about that. He sent us a sign so long ago, and it still appears today for us in the modern age.
It rained again that night, while I was writing another book that may or may not ever come to anything. I had to stop, though, because the lightning was there. It seems to want to forbid me of things...but it still makes good pictures. Did you know you can get lighting attachments for your camera, and it will take a picture of the lightning for you? They're not very cheap, but still pretty cool. I've only gotten one or two pictures of lightning in my life, the most recent (and possibly only) one being of just the light and not the ing. It was still pretty cool though, if you think about it. :) I'd post the picture, but I'm not on the computer where I upload all my pictures. :(
I hope you all have a great weekend!