SUMMARY: I was spared!Remember in yesterday's post, right in the middle, where I suddenly commented, "Oooh--just had some thunder and lightning! Boom!" It was a bright flash, the only flash I saw despite a little distant thunder, and the boom came almost simultaneously. I knew it was close. But didn't realize--
It struck a condo on the opposite side of the field from me and set it on fire! Story and news video here.
The arrow is pointing to what's probably the evergreen tree you can see briefly in the video.
Her dog escaped after the strike (hole in the wall, she said? Was that from the firefighters?) but was found soon after she arrived home. Another "Whew!"