Last Thursday night (or Friday morning) I woke up to the sound of thunder and flashes of lightning. This has become a fairly common occurence since the rainy season started in January. We have been so happy with the good roof and great drainage around our home and our chicken coop, so generally we do not worry too much about the rain, but this night the rain seemed to be extra intense!
At 3:10 AM the entire room was lit up with a bright flash of lightning and it was followed at once by a huge blast of thunder and a crashing sound. I got out of bed and walked around to see if the house was damaged, but, thanks be to God, all seemed well and we went back to sleep. The next morning we discovered that a large tree in the neighbor’s yard had been hit by lightning and half of the tree had split off and fallen upon and over the wall on our southwest corner.