I Watched a Lightning Bolt Strike A Tree Across Street

When i was a kid, there was a strong electrical storm one night.
something woke me up while i was sleeping, and i kneeled on my bed to look out the window at the street and neighborhood.
the air felt strange. suddenly, a huge bolt of lightning came down and hit the tree right across the street, maybe 50 feet from me.
i was watching the tree when the bolt arrived. it split the tree. i remember it lit up the entire neighborhood for a second like a big flash bulb had gone off. half the tree came down after the bolt struck. it made a mess.
the electric company came and cleaned up in the middle of the night.
twinkle7 twinkle7
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Jul 23, 2010