Mother Nature Gets AngryPosted: May 7, 2013 | |
The other morning about six, I woke suddenly when a loud KA-BOOM sounded. Lightening strike! Very close to the house as it shook it a tad. I told the husband about it and while he was blowing off the patio he told me that he wanted to show me something me something.
As I went to the side of the house, he pointed out where the lightening had struck. You could smell burnt wood and there were wood chips all over the ground.
I had my grandson stand by the tree to give some dimension to the photo. The strike went clear down to the ground.
At first I thought the strike was only about fourteen feet high, but on closer inspection, that sucker started at the top fork of the tree and came down. I think I missed the top fork in this photo. LOL!
Needless to say, the tree will need to come down. The house is only a few feet to the left, and we’d rather not have it crash on the house. It is a pecan tree, but we have quite a few of them around the property.
Mother Nature does have a lot of power. We need to respect her more.