Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Struck by Lightning

A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times.
Randall Jarrell

A tree near our house recently took a lightning
strike. It's interesting to see how the
strike is jagged and cut a gash from top to ground.


  1. Wow, you must have had quite a storm come through. I guess it's that time of year.

  2. Really interesting how it looks like the lightning unzipped part of the tree -- nice photos!

  3. gosh, I hate lightning..
    poor tree.

  4. That is interesting. Hey, look where the lightening entered the ground. Sometimes the heat 'cooks' the soil and forms a stone. They are worth money!!

  5. Wow, that is wild! Luckily it was just the tree, though that's too bad . . .

  6. Yikes. That's really scary.

  7. Hey, nice snapshots! It looks like someone took a sword or a razor and just tried to go right down the middle and leave it to die! The same nature that gives us our greenery, is the same one thats out to kill them, it seems.

    -Carlos Hernandez


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