Remember the lighting? That almost hit us? I found out what it did hit. My teen-next-door-neighbor was standing on her lawn at the time, between us and the tree in the next yard. [scared the crap out of her too] She saw it hit the tree.I took the picture from my back door, you can see my corner-sun-window on the right.
The peeled bark goes all the way down the tree. I will get a better picture when I go outside after the heat wave. [temps in the 90's are record breakers for us here] The second strike that happened moments afterward, struck almost directly across from us, but the next street over.