few things are more meditative for me than watching storms, especially cloud to cloud lightning seen at the leading edge between front boundaries. So when the opportunity presents itself I take full advantage of the time of weather induced solace. This evening, just after sunset, distant rumbles of thunder could be heard and the darkening edge of a storm like leviathan could be seen forming as webs of lightning danced and splintered across the sky, exactly what I wanted to see. Not to be intimidated by such a visual display, the lightning bugs entered the open air stage with their own display of spectacular beauty and understated grace. and as the first act played without words, I sat on the front steps and let the performance wash over me…such a lovely day.