i went out walking barefoot in the thunderstorm. the soles of my feet are starting to get thick from walking almost everywhere barefoot on a daily basis. i squished through soft mud and splashed across cool puddles. i don't remember how to tell how far away a storm is by counting the seconds between flash and thunder, but i knew it was far enough away i could just take my time walking in the rain. i saw some beautiful forked lightning over to the northwest. it's still raining, but the storm's over. we've been getting a lot of storms. the herbalist at my co-op says things have been growing like crazy, between the rain and the heat, and that's why i've found so many 4-leaf clovers. i picked up my CSA share this afternoon, and, although there are always plenty of greens this time of year, sure enough, the greens and the herbs were plentiful and lush. i give myself one week to become utterly sick of salads. i worry about the huge number of storms we've been getting, though. i mean, i love thunderstorms. it just seems odd to be getting so many.