Thursday, June 21, 2007

Stupendous thunder. First you think proud of the utilities and aircon at the beautiful plant building, the anthem-rumble of rough industry. But no. huge drops of rain. In the distance a temple on a lone mountain-like hill, lit afire by thunder, its flag flutter, the proud temple town of champaner. Or so you think you see, and surely it must be there, for one sees what one wishes to.Exhilarating lightening rips apart the sky. Lights up the expressway. Rolls of thunder. Just beautiful. Silver quick, too smart for the camera. Taillights and wet crs are all that’s captured. But what an exciting ride. Charged!




15 comments:

mago said...

Thunder here too. Storms expected for the night. Marvelous.

Ricercar said...

:)

austere said...

mago, the expressway was lit up and the open sky fractured instantly by great jags of light even as a brisk rain hammered the earth. tremendous it was, no words.

ricer- grin grin.

crab said...

Just nimbus here .. no thunder .. no lightening .. and, definitely, no rain! :-(
:-)

Proxima said...

I'm pretty brave most of the time, but thunder and lightening makes me want to hide under the bedsheets! :>

-P

shiv said...

New plant coming up? or u had one already
Yes, lightning , especially here is a sight to behold,looks like coming out of Zeus' or Indras hands and toucing the earth...in our part, it occasionally does strike .. regularly lose a few houses and lives....

abbagirl74 said...

I love those kind of storms. We get them quite a bit where I live. The sharp pop of thunder is the best part for me. Although the lightening can be dangerously beautiful!

AmitL said...

Oh,wow...thunder,lightening,rains...:)Great to read about it,Austy.:)Vadodara maan pan sharu thai gayo varsaad?(Remember the 'aav re varsaad' song?LOL)

manuscrypts said...

anu malik "dekho baarish ho rahi hai"..lol, sorry couldnt help

Sathya said...

Hi Aust,

Me back from the himalayan trek :)

Blr its not raining lightnings here yet :((

How've u been?

Check the snaps when you have time...

picasaweb.google.com/bhatia.ravis
picasaweb.google.com/sunayanamc
picasaweb.google.com/NishkaKS/ManaliTrek


Sathya

austere said...

aww crabbie.. send you a rain parcel then, any special requests?

nah proxima! you cant let me down like that huh! no storms at all? aww.

shiv- yes, perfect- indra/ zeus and a bolt out of the blue.. it was close on the road but then the danger is part of the thrill... no? yes, the plant was bought in 97 but then there are expansions every year, so!


abbagirl-dangerously beautiful says it all! must be lovely nevertheless

amitl- ooni ooni rotli karela nu shak! the first of showers and what an entry! brilliant! thunder, firewords, deluge, everything~

abe manuji! who anu malik haan? how many anu kapoors make one anu malik? bolo?

sathyabosssssssssssss! WELCOME WELCOME! so great to have you back same and safe and sound re. going to see all the pics. these girls your classmates? sunayna and what not?

sathya said...

Hi Aust,

Did you see the pics? How were they? Do i look like a "cool dude" ? :) :-/

and yes these girls were from my batch in college... first trip after coll with girls n all ...

Here it has begun rainin ... climate just awesome...

Sathya

mystic rose said...

hmm.. I LOVE storms.. so immense and awesome. And nothing liek driving through them. I seme ot thrive on absurd driving condiitons.. ripped through a snow storm once, I remember. snow is still okay.. its the ice thats formed.. when the big trucks have flattened it and the friction from the tires has melted just enough of it to form an icy smooth layer.
nothing so thrilling as being in control of a madly skidding vehicle.. feeling the traction and the skid, easing on the brakes the tiny bit just as you lose control , and manoeuvering before pushing the gas.

austere said...

Wow mystic! That's quite impressive. The description made me think I was on the ride too, closed eyes, clenched fist and racing heart. grin.

mystic rose said...

yeah.. as a passenger I would do the same, my heart would be in my mouth, wouldnt trust anyone else to control that skid.. :))