Thursday, April 23, 2009
Theme Thursday: Fire - and the aftermath
This is a common sight all over the South. All that remains after many a fire is what might have been the source of the blaze - the chimney.
Fire in the sky is less common, but once in a while I catch a few clouds ablaze in the evening.
One evening after a violent storm, I was surprised to see the sun setting again - in the north! It took a moment for me to realize I was seeing the glow of a forest fire started by the storm.
I photographed the storm on the news next morning (see my window reflected in the screen?) The storm set off the above fire and spawned two tornadoes and the largest hail I've ever witnessed. Luckily I only witnessed it after a friend put several hailstones in her freezer. They were nearly the size of baseballs!
Fire and ice - all descending from the heavens simultaneously...