Lightning hits a poplar tree - June 21, 2008

On Saturday, June 21, around 6pm, lightning hit a very tall poplar tree that is over 2 ft in diameter, and about 15 feet from our house. The tree exploded landing on the roof in several places, on the car and crashing through the window in the playroom. Pieces flew far too. Pieces of the tree were found in my neighbor's yard on the other side of his house. Amazing we did not lose power. Two breakers tripped, but came back on when I flipped them back. I smelled smoke but could not find any fire.

The boys counted 82 rings on the tree stump.