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A beautiful sight

Sidney Drabkin

Posted on May 30, 2019 15:31

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This is the way nature cleans its forest.

Looking towards the mountains, I can see clouds forming which are fluffy white on top and a dark gray on the bottom.

The white parts of the clouds seem to change their shape every few minutes, whereas the bottoms of the clouds seem to be getting darker and darker, and just watching nature reacting with the clouds is fascinating. 

Every few minutes a new shape takes place within the white cloud, and when this takes place, the bottom seems to become a darker gray, almost black. This has been going on for quite some time.

I can see and feel a small wind blowing, which cooled the area down. When I go to sit down,  there are three deer in the field eating; they watch me for a few seconds.

After I sat down on a fallen tree stump, they went back feeding—not paying attention to me, although it seemed like the little fawns could not take their big eyes off of me. 

When I took out my book to read they went back to eating. The mother made a small sound and the three little deer raised their heads and followed their mother into the woods.  

I heard a slight crashing sound in the far distance, looked up and in a few seconds, I could see, way in the distance, a white light coming from the black part of the clouds to the ground. These white streaks were lightning strikes. 

It’s funny to see the strikes and a few seconds later hear the sound. Nature is showing that it takes time for sound to travel. The time between the strike and the sound will give you the distance of how far away the lightning strike is from you.

What a beautiful sight to watch. Although the strikes can cause wildfires, you can figure that this is the way nature cleans its forest. 

Sidney Drabkin

Posted on May 30, 2019 15:31

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