Its nice with the garage door open and sit there and do that, porch is full of motorcycles and too cold for now.
Used to sit with my dad in the garage during rain storms, maybe one good memory.
Either one is good in the summer, or my ratty back deck as well
I used to do this with my Mom. Something wonderful about watching the power of nature. Last time I smoked outside while watching a storm roll in was at a condo we rented at Orange beach.
The storm rolled in from the Gulf of Mexico and we could see it coming many miles away. As evening set you could see the lightning from the clouds constantly. I smoked my pipe while watching it and thinking about her. After she passed it was her wish to have her ashes scattered at sea. I felt very close to her then.
Storms and pipes make a pair if you can avoid the wind and rain.
I spent a number of years on the eastern side of Oregon which is mostly all rolling hills and sage. Thunder storms in that country were really something. For hours at a time in the summer my son and I would sit out back of the house and watch the show. That area is high on my list of places to move to at retirement.
South Dakota is a great place to watch the weather. It's quite flat so, if you can find a small hill, you can watch lightning and fireworks displays happening miles and miles away. On the hill in Wessington Springs, SD we could watch fireworks from 3 or 4 surrounding towns while the town crew was reloading our own display. It was awesome! I also used to enjoy watching tornadoes poke out from the clouds... until they got close and mom called us to the basement for board games (and flashlights when the power was blown out). Good times, good times. Storms might make good pipe smoking weather, but I think a foggy morning in the mountains somewhere, out there in the woods surrounded by nature, would be a great place to burn a bowl, too.
Rarely get really good thunderboomers here but when they do hit, they're the voice of god(she's female and seriously ticked off). Back east, watching the storms cross the lake and making patterns on the water is transfixing. The air is electric and the intensity of the flavours coming through my pipe is stepped up a few notches.
I'm presently a flatlander so I don't really get the majesty of an approaching thunderstorm but even down here where they measure altitude by less than fifty feet above the river bed you just can't beat mother nature.
I don't smoke in the house, so my little slice of heaven is my porch, which is 10'x10' and covered by the upstairs - I live in a townhouse.
Smoked cigars out there in many a storm, as wind is my favorite weather effect. We have lots of trees in the area and they catch the wind just right, enough to make you want to fall asleep out there. As for pipes, only been doing it since Jan 2013, so I've been out there for some snowstorms and it's so peaceful to watch the snow come down around you. It's picturesque with the trees, which is a healthy mix of coniferous and deciduous.
I have a lot of memories out there with my wife, Mom and Dad and my poochie. Many more to come with the pipe!
Dont get many storms out here in SoCal, but when they do come around I like to open the doors and listen to the rain come down. And LOVE sitting on my chair out front and loading the pipe and drifting away. Although I do admit that the rest of the year we have other things here at the beach that roll around worth sitting and staring at!
During a rainstorm is one of my favorite times to smoke. I can set on the tiny triangle shaped deck of my apartment and watch the rain come down. The wind and moisture do not always make for the best smoking experience, but I enjoy it anyway.