Today was a hot sultry day with the promise of a thunderstorm late afternoon. When I got home at about 2:30 I took this photo below. A Tiger Lily, (I think) in all it's glory.
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All afternoon the storm built up, with the sky getting darker and darker. Around 5 o'clock there was a flash of lighting and the skies opened up. Not drops of rain, but solid sheets, with some hail. The storm lasted about 45 minutes and stopped as suddenly as it begun leaving the air smelling fresh and clean.
I looked at the lily through the window and this is what I saw.
It's fragile beauty battered and bruised. By tomorrow it will have perked up, but it will never regain it's former beauty.
Leaves me wondering how I'm fairing through the storms of life.