Weather Change Happens Fast

I was in the middle of the forest. The clouds gathered and grew darker.
Soon I saw glimpses between the trees, the thunderstorm was over me.
I hate that! Suddenly you are turned into something very vulnerable and there was no car parked around the next corner.
Hours ago I went out of a bus with the intention of having a good long walk towards another bus on the edge of the forest.
I had to come up with a new idea also there were no mobile network.
Large old trees loomed in front of me on the narrow forest trail.
I had to find shelter fast. No more time to waste on my useless telephone.
My speed went up as the first rain started to fall.
Soon there were small rivers where nice trails had been just moments ago.
Weather change and consequences happens fast during these times.
I kept myself to the middle of the trail as the rain was pouring down and the thunderstorm grew in intensity.
Suddenly I heard a sound behind me and a runner passed me. We exchanged a few words urging on to each of our shelters.
Somehow it was nice to meet another human being in the middle of chaos.
When I found my bus at last I was completely soaked but very glad to be safe.
The following picture isn’t from that day.
I hadn’t got the time 🙂

25 thoughts on “Weather Change Happens Fast

  1. OH, yes! Isn’t it a strange feeling when you’re in such a storm and you meet a human being? I remember when I was a child and there was thunderstorm. Every time our family used to gather in a sofa with rubber boots on. Yes, rubber boots. Lightnings used to strike big trees near the house, and we were always half-scared to death with every strike. We were in a bubble of fright. In that moment a bus drove by on the road nearby. That broke the bubble, and we suddenly realized there was a world outside our bubble. Our fear was broken too, and we started laughing.

    • Hi Ellington. Thanks a lot for your story. I’ve been in a similar situation, just without rubber boots 🙂
      All the best,

  2. That’s really very dangerous to be in the woods in a thunderstorm. I’m glad nothing bad happened to you, Hanna, take care, kind regards Mitza

    • You are right about that, Jo :-)…brilliant saying 🙂
      We can not rely on the weather because there is no weather models that take account of climate change.
      It is interesting to follow the development.
      Wish you sunny days on your walks 🙂

  3. Dentro de un tiempo recordarás esa experiencia como una gran aventura, inquietante, pero aventura al fin.
    La Naturaleza es imprevisible, y con “el Cambio Climático” más todavía. Me alegro de que todo acabara bien.
    Me gusta mucho la foto, aunque no sea de ese día.
    Un abrazo Hanna.

    • Thank you so much for that comment, Leo. I try to learn from my mistakes and I take it seriously when I go out into nature. You are right about the effect of climate change. The intensity of rainfall and storms is surprisingly high.
      All the best and a hug!

  4. Being caught unawares in a storm can be terrifying! It’s happened to me deep in the woods a few times and I still remember how vulnerable I felt, worrying about mudslides and falling trees. But isn’t it still good to be reminded sometimes that we humans are IN the world, instead of merely ON it?

    • In the Danish nature it’s lightning, storm and flood that creates the big challenges. The violent mudslides are terrible, but I’ve only seen the consequences on television.
      Lightning can, however, occur with an intensity that is extremely scary.
      I’m glad you left the forest without scratches, Heide ❤

  5. I hate that situation as well…been caught several times. In fact even today. The weather changes seem tro come more often and more sudden these days. Mother, me and Totti were totally soaked and dripping.

    • Hi Leya. I think we are sharing the same kind of weather. I haven’t been on my own in that kind of weather very often and and I think solitude sharpens the senses even more 🙂 In a way, it’s a comfort to know what to do. Then the destiny must determine the rest.
      Hope you had a good laugh afterwards and all of you are dried up by now ❤

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