A Midsummer Night's Lightning

A Midsummer Night's Lightning

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - Meadowlark Trail

A short walk up the Meadowlark Trail from the north, in search of an unobscured view of the sunset (for photographs). Rolling clouds, gusty wind, and lightning as the sky darkened. Best to head back down early.

Back at the parking lot, people gathered for Independence Day fireworks.

Waft of bug spray mingled with the scent of ozone. The storm approached from the south, garnering as many oohs and ahhs as the fireworks to the north.

I got a few decent pictures before throwing the gear in the back of the car and heading home.

As Shakespeare wrote in A Midsummer Night's Dream:

Brief as the lightning in the collied night;
That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and Earth,
And ere a man hath power to say "Behold!"
The jaws of darkness do devour it up.
So quick bright things come to confusion.”