Wednesday, April 30, 2008
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!