Once upon a time (this afternoon) Katie and I were sitting on the back porch just watching the lake. Not reading a book, not napping, not looking at a phone or a computer screen.
Just watching the lake
A cool thing about being on a lake is that it’s always changing. From moment to moment the light changes, the wind ruffles the surface, a fish jumps, a bird swoops, clouds gather, thunder threatens.
Wait a minute. Thunder threatens? Why yes, almost every afternoon in this magical place a thunderstorm pops up.
Today we heard it way off to the north, but getting closer. And across the way dark clouds gathering high above a house.
I left Katie on the porch and went down to the lake to get a better look. She was not happy to see me approaching danger. But she stayed up on the porch and worried.
It got darker and darker. The wind picked up from the northwest.
Waves developed and Katie just couldn’t stay on the porch any longer. She rushed down to the shore to bark at the bad waves! She was so fast that I couldn’t get a clear shot of her.
She ran out onto the dock to bark even harder at those waves posing a threat to her mama.
And the winds slowed, and the waves leveled out and Katie was a happy girl.
And then the rains came and we ran for the house. We watched the storm blow from the comfort of our living room and picture window. Katie continued to bark at all the thunder overhead.
And soon the storm blew away, and the sky began to lighten.
And the sun came out and made the world bright again.
And Katie said…
… “I told you I’d handle it mama.”