January 21, 2013

Dark and Stormy Night

Posted in Kat at 9:56 pm by jimazing

The storm was coming in from a different direction than they normally did. I was inside the house and noticed that the sky outside looked odd, so I went out to investigate.  I have seen lightening before. I have even seen lightening go across the sky within a cloud before, but I had never seen anything like this in my life. The lightening was streaking from the distance halfway across the sky. I am not sure of the year, but it was sometime in the early 90’s.

Lightning Storm smI called the family to come out and see, but Katie (aka Kat) was the only one who joined me. Maybe it was because I have a history of getting excited about things that others find dull. In any case Katie and I watched this storm in the distance as it sent lightening bolts across the sky for 20 minutes or so before the wind picked up and the actual storm reached us. Fortunately I got my camera and tripod and seized this opportunity to get a good photo.

Katie and I tried to persuade the others to come out and see the show, but they never came. I asked her a few months ago and she did not remember anything about that night, but it is fixed in my mind as a very special shared experience with my precious Kat. I will always treasure this memory. and I am happy to have this photo (that I just uncovered while doing some organizing) as evidence (click the photo for a larger image).


  1. Dave Anderson said,

    What a great picture and a precious memory for you.

  2. John said,

    What a spectacular picture! I am glad that this amazing picture represents so much more to you. What a gift to find this memorable treasure of time you shared with Kat. I am glad you found it. 🙂

    • jimazing said,

      Thanks John & Dave. It was a gift to find. Little did I know how precious memories like that would be.

  3. Mary Lou Pavick said,

    WOW!!! That is an amazing picture I looked at it a long time and imagined what it must have been like to have seen the actual happening. I can see how Kat would want to share that with you. Wonderful memories of Katie when she and I spent a lot of time together are a gift. I miss her so much.

    • jimazing said,

      Mlou, I am glad you have your own precious memories of Katie. She left quite an imprint in our lives

  4. Carey said,

    An amazing picture, and amazing experience–fatherhood, passing along the spark of life.
    When that flash of energy sputters to nothingness before our eyes, the current is gone; but the image, photographic, memorable or otherwise, remains as inspiration to move on in life, always with eye on the horizon for the next strike of our Creator’s artistic flair.
    Thanks for sharing this precious event; your record of it is a tender testimony to the very precious profundity of our life.

    • jimazing said,

      Carey, thanks again for your poetic stirrings.

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