Flash of lightning, crash of thunder. Last night we had a terrific show of lightning lighting the sky for an hour and considerable rain. I was in bed and nearly asleep when it started. Snug in bed as a bug in a rug. I love thunderstorms when I am indoors, particularly at night. I grew up in Illinois where thunderstorms are common. Usually the rain was gentle and any storm damage was limited to a few downed tree limbs caused by high wind. I spent most of my adulthood in Southern California where thunderstorms are rare. Here in Southern Utah, summer brings frequent storms with high winds and fierce downpours that produce flash floods. A time of danger if you are outdoors in hilly or mountainous areas.