My Tree House

A view from my house.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The Good The Bad & The Ugly


I have to admit I love weather. Not just the sun is shining, the skies are blue weather but weather in general. I am particularly drawn to thunderstorms. I love a good thunderstorm. The lightning, wind and rain can fascinate me for hours. I am riveted to the TV following the brightly colored screens that are ever evolving. I can sit on the porch counting the distant of the last lightning strike and not mind at all that I am getting soaked. I know that thunderstorms frighten people and cause untold monetary damages. I know from first hand experience that thunderstorms are not all fun and games. I have Meniere's disease. There is something in a good thunderstorm that causes me to have some pretty severe vertigo attacks. Some expert just scoff at me and tell me that there is no correlation, "it is all in my head" (pun) and others just say that it is the sudden drops and rises in barometric pressure. I don't care I know that when a thunderstorm is approaching I can tell. So for now I will just take some extra meds, to try to keep my vertigo in control, and grab my camera and settle in for another spectacular lightning show.