The storm grew intense nearing midnight, and has now continued for nearly five hours. There have been a few downpours, and a few periods of gusty wind, but mostly there has been the constant drip of water through the still night, the constant play of lightning above the clouds, and the constant rumble of distant thunder. The sky flickers, occasionally emitting a brighter burst of light which reveals the rumpled details of the clouds. The dark silhouettes of the trees grow even darker. The thunder is like the purring of a giant cat. It is all quite splendid, and strangely restful. I've never seen a storm quite like this one, nor one that continued for such a long time. Even now, I see the light flashing in the sky, and feel as well as hear the vibration of the thunder. It would be unwise to keep the computer on longer, and I would like to go back outside and enjoy the scene in any case. More storms such as this would be welcome. Yes.