To my thinking the storm on Monday evening was exceptional, but although Mike was noticing the lightening and wind, he didn’t seem disturbed: “Just a regular Monsoon, Mom.” Now, though, after reading yesterday’s newspaper and talking to a couple of people, I recognize it to have been a significant storm.
A small tornado was spawned in the river town of Parker which is about 40 miles from here. Power poles and trees were down, and electricity was out in parts of Lake Havasu during the evening. Very sadly, two people in the county were killed when they misguaged rushing water that pushed their cars off the road; one lady’s was overturned, and she drowned inside her automobile.
A lightening bolt image blazed across the front page of Tuesday’s Havasu New-Herald. Page 5A reports that 700 lightening strikes were recorded during that wild period on Monday evening…which led me again to think of taking pictures of lightening strikes. How does one do that?
I researched a bit on the internet, came up with some fabulous pictures, and if you’re interested a link to instructions on photographing lightening strikes.
Don’t anyone worry about me though; yesterday we drove to beautiful Crestline. The scariest thing I’ve seen so far is a fine specimen of a bushy-tailed squirrel who sat on the fence and stared at me through my kitchen window. In his little paws, he held supper on which he nibbled fiercely. The bears around here stay hidden; never yet have they come by to say hello. Too bad…maybe.
Oh, yes, one more scary thing; Jerry found a mouse in a basement trap. No sign of them inside anymore. 🙂
All pictures from Digital Photography School.
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