We had a thunderstorm this week, and it was great.  Whilst heat waves are all well and good, it’s nice to get something that breaks the weather up, even if it’s only for a few minutes!  I love a good thunderstorm, and we don’t get that many in this country so they must be treasured!

There was lightning in this storm, but I didn’t photograph any.  I’m not that good!

July Thunderstorm 1

First, the clouds started rolling in.

July Thunderstorm 2

The crows that nest in the trees near our house started circling in the air and making lots of noise.

July Thunderstorm 3

Then the rain fell.  Proper heavy rain!

July Thunderstorm 4

Finally, the storm rolled on, leaving us with cooler air and a freshly watered garden.  Bliss!