Reflections Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Carol A. Hand


Electric current arcing from cloud to cloud, strobe-lighting earth and sky

Thunder booming in rolling echoes between the ridge and the inland-sea

Torrential rain cleansing sun-parched land before the raging storm passes by

Rich scents of wet earth and fresh ozone linger as witnesses of nature’s power once again rest peacefully

cloud-to-cloud_lightning wikimedia

Photo: Cloud-to-cloud Lightening (Wikimedia


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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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19 Responses to Reflections Tuesday, August 30, 2016

  1. Debra says:

    I ❤ lightning. We just returned from that area of the world and I was inspired to learn more about Thunderbirds.

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    • I look forward to hearing what you learn about Thunderbirds. 🙂

      I can’t say I love lightening, but I admit I wanted to learn more about the science. It’s fascinating that we still have so many unanswered questions! But I least now know that the sensation of energy I feel during storms has a scientific basis…

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      • Debra says:

        The stories are not mine to tell but I was interested in the idea that lightning crackles from their eyes and thunder rolls from their beaks. I love the energy of storms and will watch for hours. Weather reminds me that the world is alive. I’ve heard that that petrichor scent is not just ozone but also the sudden release of aromatics from plants and soil bacteria. I think of it as the land answering the sky.

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  2. Bernadette says:

    I love the smell of the earth after a good thunderstorm.

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  3. Alok Singhal says:

    I would say rains bring out the best smell in our nature – quite a sharp one it is!

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  4. thejuicenut says:

    I both love and fear lightning, I am fascinated by it and feel compelled to watch it while simultaneously having one hand on the curtain or my head half under the duvet! I think I learned the fear from my mum who is terrified of lightning but acquired the curiosity from my dad. It also teaches us the force of Nature and never to take her for granted.

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  5. Kathy says:

    I love thunderstorms. Your poem puts me right in the middle of one, with all the sights, scents, and sounds.

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  6. Fabulous lines and imagery Carol. I actually felt the storm and smelled those scents that I love.:) ❤

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  7. smilecalm says:

    an exciting
    storm 🙂

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