I woke up at 5 a.m. with a smell in my nose.
Without opening my eyes, my groggy mind sorted the scent. Not a skunk, not wood, not food, not quite electrical, we’re safe …
I felt Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle press close to my lower leg just as the final tumbler clicked into place: scorched ions. Then the lightning flashed in the sky to prove me right and the thunder boomed just an instant thereafter.
We had a big one immediately overhead our house in our Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood, and it remained to rattle my bones for a dozen light-and-booms. How my dear wife Karen didn’t wake up, I don’t know. Ellie B kept her contact until I grabbed the iPad off the nightstand to quietly snap the photo out the bedroom window.
This morning, my look out the back porch, and front and side windows noted no trees down.
Sound, rain and a light show, but we’d escaped a bigger hit.
Upon fully getting up and hearing my side of the story, Karen reports that she did note the bolt, and heard the lightning sizzle. Add another sense to the list.
Have you experienced the flash-and-boom lightning? Have you seen lightning strike? Have you felt the electrons of lightning, and what was it like?