Saturday, June 2, 2007
I just got back from taking Chandler for his morning run in the park.
While walking through a stand of pines I noticed a massive 6 foot long splinter of fresh wood lying on the ground,
and was a bit perplexed about where it could have come from...
...until I turned around.
Two of the pines had been struck by lightning last night.
A strip of bark 30 or so feet up had been blasted off both trees,
and the wood underneath splintered.
A wooden birdhouse attached to one of the trees had also been blasted off. (Intact)
It was impressive to say the least, and there were splinters all over.
I picked up a small one, but it seems to have escaped my pocket.