We don't seem to get thunder and lightening very often over here. Or, perhaps it is just that we get thunderstorms more frequently in the Midwest. Whatever way you look at it, I miss them over here as I love nothing more than to snuggle up and listen to the rain pound against the window and watch the lightening bolts consume the sky. I also love it when the house seems to shake because of the thunder.
Call me crazy, but I love it all. Which is why I was thrilled the other night when we experienced one of our first "big" storms over here! We turned off all the lights, opened the curtains, and even opened the window so the audio effects were more real. (Well, until it started raining so hard that water was pouring into the window!)
While family and friends back at home are getting snow storms, we are loving our thundering rainstorms! I can't wait for another one. (Provided I am able to remain indoors to experience it.)