Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday

I have a terrible fear of lightning. My maternal grandfather was struck by it and died when my mother was a baby. Today, an electrical storm erupted when I was out running, a somewhat rare occurrence in Seattle. Intermingled with my panic I felt something akin to joy at noticing the warmth in the rain. As soon as I got home it started hailing.

10 comments:

Francesca said...

Goodness, what a terrible accident!
That's one of my favorite photos of yours - what a nice gesture, Lecia.

Emily Vanessa said...

How sad about your grandfather, I'd be terrified of lightning too if that happened. I like watching storms when I'm safely inside but ouside their force scares me. How lovely to put your creativity to such a good cause.

MissBuckle said...

I'd be scared of lightning too. That foot under the bum is perfect. I love how naturally kids move.

Emma said...

Your son's photo reminded me of being a kid and contorting my legs into all sorts of positions - I can still kind of do it but not quite as effortlessly as I used to!

I hate lightning - I can imagine if I'd had your experience I would feel quite frightened by it.

may said...

I can see the springtime in your pictures, and I'm envious. Here, soon, I hope. We need it.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

It's so nice to visit here. You articulate what is on your mind so well and with such warmth.

cherish said...

I just love the simplicity of your photographs. They have such a beautiful soft quality to them. I also like how you take photos of 'the everyday'. It shows that there is a pretty side to the ordinary bits in all our lives.

KPiep said...

Thunderstorms terrify me...although I certainly don't have good reason at all to be so scared of them. Having children has taught me to control that fear and to let go of it just a wee bit.

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

I lost a family member to lightning as well.
I adore glimpses of your kitchen. I wish I had a kitchen and windows and a view like that!
Off to view your print.

Jill Riter said...

lovely post- I'm happy you found some joy in the midst of the panic in the storm.

wonderful photos...