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The flicker of light on my bedroom ceiling woke me around 4 in the morning. The pattern was just steady enough I first thought it the reflected light from a cop car in the back alleyway. But no... the light was pale white, and, looking out the window towards the lake, lightning danced inecessantly over the water.

I didn't hear thunder. Was it a thunderstorm off in the distance? Was it heat lightning, conjured by this week's heat? I don't know. But lightning danced over the water.

Meanwhile, further south still, in the Gulf of Mexico... what rough winds, their hour come round at last / slouch towards Mobile, AL to be born? Tropical Storm Arlene looks unlikely to make hurricane status, but it is the first storm of the season. (Thanks to anayajay for the alert.)

(A thought: I need a weather icon - I wonder if it's possible to do it out of Playmobil, or if I'll have to give up on that theme - just for this - and go further afield?)


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Jun. 10th, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC)
That's funny. I didn't see any lightning at all last night, but did hear quite a bit of thunder (prob around three or four).
Jun. 10th, 2005 10:29 pm (UTC)
Between us, we had a full thunderstorm!
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Jun. 11th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
Playmobil weather pictures
Without setting up a scene of your own, you could poach from some ad pictures:

http://www.artvision-viroqua.com/Playmobil/Farm.html has a rainbow in it.
http://www.learningstreams.com/Categories/LEISURE.htm has clouds in the background.
http://www.oakridgehobbies.com/images/toyboxpix/playmobil2004/PL-3255-1.jpg might indicate rain. ;)
http://www.utoypia.com/moreinfo.php?ID=1648&Name=Playmobil shows lightning.

A strom ran through our area last night. I slept through it, the dogs didn't. Sina_bean was up every 2 hours w/ them, poor thing.

Jun. 11th, 2005 10:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Playmobil weather pictures
Thank you for all the research into existing Playmobil weather systems! You're right - for some reason, I hadn't even thought of what might be out there, and there are some good options among those.
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