25 July, 2007

Lightning, Rain and Thunder

A few days ago, there were scattered showers, drizzles and some rain in many parts of Hadhramaut. Mukalla didn't have any; but not far from Mukalla, on the mountains - there was a spectacular display of lightning - one after the other, followed by rumbles and cracks of thunder; extremely loud at times.

This photo, taken just before sunset, shows heavy rain falling in the distance, not far away; I could only see the sharp lightning and hear the loud thunder, very close by. I could even see the heavy rain pouring. And yet, not a drop of rain reached the place I was in. That's how deserts are; very hard to understand at times.