The other afternoon, the Tween (nearly Teen now) and I were outside photographing two storm fronts that were coming over.
We won’t discuss the fact that stress is causing me to have brain farts such as forgetting how to set my camera to bulb function that meant I didn’t get too many lightning shots. 😦
Anyway, after a lightning bolt landed in a paddock not too far away and my assistant screamed “We’re going to die” we high-tailed it back inside to the relative safety of the indoors to wait out the storm.
The lights flickered once or twice however we never lost power and the thunder rumbled around us for a short while.
Then suddenly it was over.
The Tween wandered outside and came back in with a puzzled look on her face.
“The sun sets over that way right?” she asked as she was pointing west.
“Sure does” we replied.
“Then how come there are rays over the other side of our house”? Grabbing my camera I raced outside once more and snapped away.
Somehow after the storm, the light was refracting from the sunset onto clouds in the east.
I was astounded at this beauty and reminder that there is always light after the storms in life.
Walking to the end of the driveway I was amazed at the beauty of the sunset over the mountains so I stood out in the street to capture this shot.
We are all going to encounter difficult times in life but it is in remembering that in rising above the storms we will encounter the light that gives us strength.
Storms in nature do not last forever and neither do the storms of life.
The sun will always show its face again.