Thursday, 20 August 2009

Summer Storms

This has certainly been a summer for storms. July was one storm after another and I seemed to be out in most of them. Thankfully, I was safely tucked up indoors when this evening's storm hit.

We have had a day of hot and very humid weather, so the inevitable storm rolled in at around 7 p.m. The sky had looked threatening for a couple of hours before the rain started.

The photographs don't really do it justice ~ the wind was bending the tree branches and as you can see, it was so dark that the street lights came on. I tried to get some photos of the lightning, but the camera just wasn't fast enough.

The thunder has rumbled off into the distance now and all is calm.
P.S. We got off lightly ~ I heard late last night that southern Ontario was hit by numerous tornadoes, including one in Vaughan, which is just north of the city ~ many homes badly damaged.