Life is never dull around here!
We experienced a sudden cloudburst yesterday. I saw a flash of lightning that was followed immediately by a loud clap of thunder. The roof rattled. The ground shook under us. A worried Medha ran to the basement - it reminded her of the severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings when we lived in Chicagoland. There was no time to even begin counting to figure out how far away it was. It had to have been overhead. We found out this morning that it was.
Lightning from that cloudburst struck a tree right across from Medha's bus stop. Less than 5 minutes from our home.
Wood has been flung everywhere. As far as 300 yards away. On the roofs. The fence has been ripped apart. The trail is littered. The houses across from the trail have fragments. And, we have one, too! Not because it was flung into our yard but because it was carried home as a souvenir! Life in Colorado is never dull! It's nature, nature, nature - in your face!