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雷雨の後 After The Thunderstorm


今朝、夜明け前の空。 This is the sky from right before sunrise this morning.

ザイオン国立公園や、近隣の街では激しい雷雨がありました。バンちゃんは雷の写真を撮るのが好きなので、落雷、豪雨注意報のある場所を目指して出かけました。 We had a thunderstorm near by town and parks like Zion National Park. Banchan likes taking pictures of lightning. So we drove out to places there the weather alerts were on.

389号線、車のフロントガラスが割れそうなほど激しい雨の中、道路も洪水状態です。It rained so hard that we worried if the front-shield on the car could survibe from it while we run on highway 389. The road was flooded.

雨が治まるのを待ちながら落雷の光る瞬間を捕らえようとしましたが、全滅。タイミングよく光を捕らえるのは、小さな鳥を撮るより難しい。We tried to capture the lightnings when the rain died down time to time, but couldn’t get any of them. It was much harder to capture lightnings than small birds in our cameras.

帰り道、ザイオン国立公園を東口から入って帰路につく計画でしたが、公園内での洪水のため入園止め。思いっきり想定外でした。つまり、再び大きな弧を描いて帰らなければならなくなったのです。 We planned to go back home through Zion National Park from the east entrance, but it was closed off. We didn’t think about it al all, but the park was flooded here and there. So we needed to go back home the way we drove up there by drawing a large arch.

家にたどり着いた時はすでに夜10時すぎ。バンちゃんは疲れ切っていましたが、気分は悪くない。なぜなら、帰途、これまた想定外の自然のプレゼントをもらったからです。そのことに関しては、明日書きます。It was after 10pm when we got back hom. Banchan was so tired from driving but he was rather happy based on my observation. It’s because we’ve received an unexpected present from nature. And I will write all about the present tomorrow.