Saturday, July 8, 2017

Late Night Summer Skies:

At the moment the sky is lighting in brilliant flashes of white, in all directions; I have never seen the sky do this before in Amsterdam. Never does it thunder and lightning here. It may thunder occasionally; though the lightning never seems to follow. That's changed tonight. The past few days in the city have been so hot, and tonight the heat was finally broken by light, and sometimes torrential rains. Truly, torrential. Horizontal lighting has been tentacling across the late night summer sky all evening; though with no thunder. I sit here watching; listening; feeling; absorbing. Suddenly: Boom! The first loud thunder of the night... It’s arrived, after hours of silence. Soundly huge, horizontal, lightning fills and illuminates the late-night summer sky, above Amsterdam.