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 I was woken up around 3:30am yesterday by thunder as a line of severe storms were rolling through the area.  My alarm goes off at 4:00am so I figured I'd just get up.  I was standing in the kitchen waiting for the coffee pot when there was a blinding explosion in the back yard along with a huge clap of thunder.  It was like someone threw a bomb in the yard....needless to say it scared the crap out of me & I was waiting for a tree to fall.  We didn't see anything & I left the house at 7:00am while it was still raining.  Popster didn't see this until last night but it had struck this big oak that is about 15 feet from our sun room.
 It just stripped that piece of bark right off the tree

 Makes the expression "Don't mess with Mother Nature" become very real!



  1. Whoa, that is scary. I can't believe it struck so close to the house and didn't knock your power out. We have been strom free for 3 whole days but it's about to change again. urgh. We've been hit twice, once in another house it struck in the garden and wiped out the alarm system, stove, micro etc and once in this house it hit the roof. We were away and came back to an electrical mess. And the roof that was fixed the day before we went away...well lets just say it needed to be fixed again.
    Stay safe. Molly must have been terrified.

  2. Me again, I came back to look at the tree again. Will it survive? The amount of voltage it incurred must have rattled it to it's roots.

  3. I don't know about the tree but I was rattled to my roots. Our building at work got hit about a month ago but this was way scarier! Molly gets so upset during storms...poor baby.

  4. Hae you tried "the Thunder shirt" on her. Lots of my clients and friends use it with great success.


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