Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lightning strikes

Our ponderosa pines grow quite tall, making them prime targets for lightning every summer when the storms arrive. This particular tree out at Granite Basin Lake bears a long scar. No, I've no idea how long ago the strike occurred. If they get enough water, our pines live long despite such injuries.


Changes in the wind said...

That is amazing......

Granny J said...

windy -- there's an old pine in our neighborhood whose scar has been filled in with cement, but as chunks fall out, the birds move in, making it into an apartment house tree.

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