The storm was coming in from a different direction than they normally did. I was inside the house and noticed that the sky outside looked odd, so I went out to investigate. I have seen lightening before. I have even seen lightening go across the sky within a cloud before, but I had never seen anything like this in my life. The lightening was streaking from the distance halfway across the sky. I am not sure of the year, but it was sometime in the early 90’s.
I called the family to come out and see, but Katie (aka Kat) was the only one who joined me. Maybe it was because I have a history of getting excited about things that others find dull. In any case Katie and I watched this storm in the distance as it sent lightening bolts across the sky for 20 minutes or so before the wind picked up and the actual storm reached us. Fortunately I got my camera and tripod and seized this opportunity to get a good photo.
Katie and I tried to persuade the others to come out and see the show, but they never came. I asked her a few months ago and she did not remember anything about that night, but it is fixed in my mind as a very special shared experience with my precious Kat. I will always treasure this memory. and I am happy to have this photo (that I just uncovered while doing some organizing) as evidence (click the photo for a larger image).