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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Lightning Strike



Last fall, during a huge thunderstorm, I happened to be looking out the window from my living room into the backyard when all of a sudden I saw this bright flash of red/pink light hit the tree and it was loud! This tree was struck by lightning. Where it struck, it tore big pieces of the tree off and threw them across the yard. It also split the tree right up to the top. You can see where the lightning hit the tree, it's still splintered about halfway up and unfortunately the tree didn't survive the strike. It will eventually need to come down. We were so lucky that the lightning didn't hit the house!

6 comments:

  1. Yep, that left a mark. I was in a storm like that in Missouri a few years ago. Scary to see the bark ripped out and all over the place.

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  2. beautiful shots and interesting blog

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  3. Really peculiar look it's left to that tree. Love to photograph lightening, froma safe distance though.

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  4. Yet another example of when trees are good to have around!

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  5. Wow that's amazing that you saw it! Great photo, I love seeing the interesting photos that you take!

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