This afternoon Hui-chen and I were enjoying some relaxation time watching one of our favorite Japanese cooking shows, along with a wonderful grilled chicken salad that my beautiful wife had prepared.
Suddenly we heard a sharp report like an explosion: THUNDER! And, in the middle of broad daylight too! About 15 minutes later the power went out. Mind you, we had yet to see a single storm cloud. The sun was beating down relentlessly. I said to Hui-chen “lightning must have struck a pole” and no sooner were the words out of my mouth when we heard another resounding thunder clap. Very impressive as it shook the whole house.
Shortly thereafter I ventured to the roof where I saw a black sky with lower level lighter clouds moving rapidly towards our position.
About 10 minutes after I took this photograph the sky opened up and began pissing down rain. The cool breeze was a welcome break from the stifling heat of recent days. The light show from the lightning was interesting to watch, nearly impossible to photograph.
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