Friday, June 1, 2012

Exploding Tree

 Yesterday, our neighbor told us we had a tree struck by lightning on the back part of our land.  He said he had never seen anything like it.  We agreed.  The bark was stripped completely off the yellow poplar tree.  Large slabs of the tree were everywhere.

This is the top of the tree which landed about 30 feet away.  At first, I thought it was another tree because it sat vertically in the ground.

Nature continues to amaze me.


  1. Remarkable indeed. I always respect the powerful forces of lightning.

  2. Wow! I wonder what it would have been like to have been there to see that happen

  3. Honestly at a loss of words. For how mysteriously scary, cool, and just breath taking that would be to see a half of a tree land rightward-up. Just strange

    -Carlos Hernandez