Monday, June 22, 2009
My Cat's Under the Bed and I May Join Her
Huge storms last night, not unusual in the South in summer, but this one was a doozy. Mac and I usually sit out front and watch the lightning getting closer, counting the distance. Sound travels at approximately 750 feet a second and there are 5,280 feet in a mile and so you can get a rough idea of how far away it all is.
When we first got Miss Kitty she was really frightened by the storms and would hide under the couch or bed at the first boom. But as time has gone on, like any Southern lady, she has grown use to the storms and frequently sits in the window to watch.
Last night was different! There were several strikes that you couldn't count the distance, it was flash, boom simultaneously, meaning it was hitting less than 750 feet from us. Miss Kitty dashed to the bedroom and to be honest I felt like crawling in after her, there's something very comforting about dustbunnies in the dark.