Thursday, June 4, 2009

Fall-like weather

Is it really June?! We had major thunder and lightning last night as we were driving home, as well as some rain. It is still completely over cast and pretty chilly today. While many people are probably upset that the weather is like this in early summer, I am actually quite enjoying it. It feels, looks and smells like Fall. Unbelievable. The sky looked so awesome last night! I wish I had pictures. Most of the sky was dark and stormy looking, but there was an area of it I could see far off in the distance that was lit up. It was so strange. Every ten seconds or so, lightning would flash across the whole sky, and heavy raindrops would come pounding down on the windshield, followed by an occasional boom of thunder. It was truly a sight to see and hear. It would have made for a wicked Halloween night. I could see myself, on a night like this on All Hallow's Eve, perhaps sitting in front of a warm fireplace surrounded by friends, telling tales of horror to each other. The soft glow of jack-0-lanterns all around the room would cast spooky shadows on the walls, and creepy music would play in a corner of the room. We'd be enjoying all sorts of Halloween candies and treats, as is tradition on Halloween night. Our faces, hidden behind masks and make-up, would look ghoulish as we stare wide-eyed at each other in the glow of the firelight. My kind of Halloween, indeed!

4 comments:

The Gill-Man said...

Here in Texas, we had a "cool front" yesterday, which made it almost feel Fall-like (in that it dropped into the 70s at night, which is pretty much Fall for us!) What part of the world are you located in?

The Pumpkin Queen said...

California. It's still chilly and over cast here. I actually turned on a little heater in my room earlier! They said we might get some more rain tonight, but we haven't had any yet. I'm loving it!

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

Loved reading this...your Hallowe'en night sounds wonderful. As for weather right now...we had the most beautiful, cool spring this year, and then it went right into rain, rain and more rain. It's not cool though, it's more humid. But it's just been so dark and gloomy for so long that it does have an Autumn-ish feel to it. And we have some owls around that have been calling out...and that too sounds more like fall. Maybe if we all wish for it to be so...we can 'will' Autumn to come sooner and stay longer! :o)

The Pumpkin Queen said...

Hey Wendy! Yes, if only! We have sun here now, but it's supposed to stay in the '80s from what I hear. That's just about perfect! How cool about your owls! We don't see or hear them here too often. Occasionally there will be one in a tree outside one of our bedrooms. I'd love to hear them more.