Thursday, 4 October 2007

Thunderbolt & Lighning, very very frightning

Glugster (see link to the right below) put a post on his blog about feeling as if we’re in Britain here in SA, because of the soft incessant rain we are having. Last night however we had a proper Highveld storm (Geographical region in South Africa). Man do we get spectacular thunderstorms! Johannesburg and surrounds experience notorious storms during summer. Because of the high iron- and other metal content in the soil & rock the lightning does not just crack in the sky, it hits the ground in a fantastic manner. Round midnight last night we had such a storm. It caused a burglar alarm in our neighbourhood to go off. The occupants obviously were not at home, nor is their system connected to a security-response firm. It rang all FUCKING night. As not to disturb Lamb with my tossing and turning (how she was able to sleep is quite beyond me, really) I went and read in the guest room. My companions for the night were Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs. Now I sit and dim and bright behind my desk at work.

4 comments:

Glugster said...

There was a Thunderstorm last night? I noticed the grass was a bit wet when I got up this morning. I, however, slept like a baby. Must have been a different part of the Highveld than where I live - LOL!

Spear said...

Didn't you see I live in Mordor? It is South from where you are, but not yet across the river

Glugster said...

Sauron acting up again?!?

angel said...

i SO enjoyed last night's storm... as i'm awake round midnight anyway i was reading while it raged outside the windows! luvverly stuff!