From the west-facing window in my office I can see the Waitakere Ranges on a clear day (on most days actually).
I can also see the rain coming.
Sometimes the light just before a storm is so clear it makes the view almost a parody of leafy suburbia.
Today was such a day.
About two minutes after I took this, the house shook in the most amazing lightning strike. Judging from the intensity of the flash and my neighbours’ reactions too — I think we must have pretty much been Ground Zero.