It unexpectedly forked out of the sky, pointing down to a mature clump of fir trees. It was stunning to see, and no doubt would have been more than a stunner if it had hit anything specific.
The fork lightening I witnessed at lunch time today, appeared to rent the sky with an awful, fearful, splitting smile. There was no thunder announcing an impending storm, not at that stage, there was not even the heavy warmth that you usually experience before a storm.
A couple of hours later, distant rumbles of thunder could be heard. So far, they have come to nothing. It is most odd.
Yet along the coast, less than a mile from where I saw the lightening streak, there has been a heavy haar. The rain did not clear it. That is most odd too.
It seems that everywhere we attempted to go for a walk today, that was away from the town, the weather was determined to intervene.>:-[