lightning strikes

July 30, 2008

This picture by Hans K. Aspenberg is one of many that were taken just before midnight last night in and around Oslo. Mr. Snow was tucked up in bed as the winds whipped up. Everyone was on tenterhooks just waiting for the storm to burst… and burst it finally did.

From our kitchen window I watched the rain spatter down heavily onto the street, and the water gushing down off the roofs. Many of our neighbours were doing the same, each framed by their own warmly lit-up window. Every couple of minutes, in shocking contrast, everyone and everything was illuminated by lightning.

For once Oslo had a tropical downpour. I felt so at home.

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