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Tuesday, 22 July 2014


All of a sudden, after hours of uninterrupted sunshine, the sky darkened. Blue skies and fluffy white clouds were dislodged by gloomy storm clouds. So dark it looked like nightfall in the middle of the afternoon.

Thunder boomed overhead, demanding attention. 
Fleeting thoughts that perhaps the sky could fall at any second. So emphatic. 
Lightning jarring its way through the gloom. Illuminating raindrops enveloping everything in a vitreous cloak.
The blue-pink roses, the abandoned tennis balls, Ted the gnome. 
Hail stones clattered, ricocheting off everything in their path before hitting the ground. Melting instantaneously, becoming part of the expeditiously expanding puddles. Becoming part of something bigger. Working as one to create something new.

And as I stood outside.
Soaked through.
Listening to the booming thunder.
Watching the bright flashes of lightning. 
Feeling the hail stones tap tap tapping on the frame of my glasses. 
I was entangled within something bigger than myself.
It was the perfect moment.

- Jennie xo

Now playing: Bon Iver - Holocene


  1. I adore thunderstorms, I think a lot of people do! <3

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  2. What lovely writing Jennie, the thunderstorms were crazy! I have just completed the Sunkissed Summer Tag and I would like to tag you, so check out the post here. I look forward to reading your answers :)

    Michaela-Leigh xx

  3. Beautiful writing Jennie! I love thunderstorms too - they are so refreshing :) xxx

  4. I love thunderstorms too! I love this kind of post, thank you for sharing your writing.


  5. I am so sad I missed this storm, I slept through it! Your writing is beautiful Jennie and a lovely photo.

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  6. I adore thunderstorms. I like to think that the sky needs to rage as much as I do sometimes!

  7. Beautiful, absolutely loved reading it and I definitely chose the right time to for it as it's pouring outside :)

  8. Such a lovely piece. It's so refreshing to read something different. Thunder and lightning is my favourite, my otherhalf even proposed in a thunder storm :o) x

  9. I love thunderstorms, especially since it has been so hot in the UK recently!
    Marissa Jamie : Faithfully, Marissa ♡

  10. I love this post! I love thunderstorms as well, except when I have too sleep haha.

  11. Beautiful writing! I'm so afraid of thunderstorms haha, I don't like loud noises very much. I do love hearing heavy rain, though!

    xx becky // star-violet

  12. You're a talented writer, Jennie! I love your writing posts x

  13. I loooove thunderstorms <3
    I also love your writing, you describe everything so beautifully :)

    Jess xo

  14. I love thunderstorms, such beautiful writing Jennie! x


  15. Lovely reading. Thunderstorms are my favourite part of summer :)



  16. Lovely post! x But I hate rain, because I can't be outside.

    Love, Sara Wallflower

  17. What a wonderful writer you are Jennie, you have an enchanting way with words that really is unique and stand out. Loved reading this beautiful post so very much <3 <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  18. I absolutely love thunderstorms.

  19. Beautifully written, Jennie. I sat and watched lightning (sheet and fork, taking turns) on Thursday and Friday nights last week. It was spectacular.

  20. You are such a wonderful writer, Jennie. I love your little snapshot posts.


  21. As I was reading this, the thunderstorm which was announced for today started. Allyson, the protagonist from Gayle Forman's novel "Just One Day" which I am currently reading would now ask you if this is an accident.. :)

    Your writing is truly beautiful and I'd love to read more!
    Also, nothing beats thunderstorms. I'm now going to light candles and finish my book :)


  22. Loved the post and your writing is awesome! I was reading it at night on my bed and wishing to hear a thunderstorm but it is August, it is not going to happen haha


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