Yesterday afternoon I drove home during a thunderstorm that included lots of lightning. When I got inside my answering machine was dead, florescent bulb in the bathroom was dead and my modem had trouble finding the Internet. I had to replace all three.
This morning my neighbor called to let me know lightning struck the tree behind my house and that bark went flying. And so, without further ado, I give you a couple of photos.
Looks lke a feline made the tree a scratching post.