How do you respond to thunderstorms? I love the changes as a storm approaches, the increase in the air and that unique smell that comes before a summer storm. I remember as a child we always took our summer vacation on Lake Cumberland. My dad loved to fish and there was always the swimming. Each evening, just as we were leaving for dinner the storm would hit. There was always lots of thunder and lighting to go with the rain. It never lasted very long and it made the air clean and sweet smelling for at least a little while.