Monday, July 4, 2011

Natural Fireworks

Vivid thunderstorms rolled down from Quebec into northern Vermont last night, showing that Mother Nature can do much more with fireworks than any human could.

I enjoyed the show for awhile from a hill overlooking St. Albans, Vermont. It was twilight, and the thunderstorm pushed into the remaining blue ski off to the west. The top of the storm, the anvil was visible, with a bit of a red afterglow on it from the sunset. Lightning danced up there, seemingly coordinated. One end of the storm would light up, and then the other. Kind of a call and response.

Meanwhile, humans set off their own puny fireworks and fireflies danced around amid the light show.

I did manage to take a video, which is pretty cool. Watch it, below (Best to click on full screen to see things better):

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