This has been the summer of powerful, yet beautiful storms, and I have never seen a storm roll in the way this one did on Sunday at our beach house in Ocean City, New Jersey. With the first rumbles of thunder, we packed up all the stuff we had lugged down to the beach. Luckily we did, because within an hour, the bubbling clouds began moving toward the shore from behind us. For the longest time nothing happened, and I was able to shoot these photos from our front deck. When it finally came, it came with a vengeance…the sky grew dark, and the lightning flashed from sky to ocean, thunder booming from the center of the Earth. It lasted for hours, hailing at times, yet we felt quite safe in the house, watching the storm from our windows. I think without trees around to judge the wind speed, it seemed a bit less threatening than the storms at home do. Fortunately that was the last of the bad weather, and the rest of the week was wonderful, with cooperative skies and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. What a show.