In light of the recent rain and lightning…I am reminded of the worst lightning storm in my experience.
It was the summer of 2016 at Howard Lake, camping in the isolated spot we call “The Legend”. Where we are right on the water, under tall pines, and looking down the lake towards the far end.
A few days before an American couple and their dog had stopped by our camp for a visit.
Our talk turned to the weather and I was asked if I had ever seen the “blue flash”? I had never heard of it. He explained “When a bolt of lightning comes down to earth – the earth rises up to meet it with a blue flash of her own. The man telling me this had spent his life looking for this phenomenon and had yet to see it.
It suited the night to come…
The next morning I met the American couple on my walk. He was definitely excited about the night.
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