These are the strangest looking clouds I've ever seen up here and I've lived in these mountains for over 50 years. I took over seventy photos because they were changing constantly. I probably would have taken more, but I thought I caught the scent of ozone. I lowered my camera to look around and right then a bolt of lightning hit the lake, followed a nano second later by the loudest thunder I've ever heard. I'd just made it into the car (fortunately I had left the door open, otherwise I think I would have crashed right into it because I was so freaked out) when golf ball sized hail started crashing down. We never get hail that big in California!
When I got home, my husband asked me if I got a picture of the lightning bolt. I replied, "Uh...NO. I was too busy multi-tasking!" He looked puzzled and said, "Multi-tasking? Multi-tasking what?" I said, "Well, let's see. I was screaming, leaping into the car, holding my camera so it wouldn't get broken, closing the car door without getting my foot, leg or camera caught in it and saying Hail Marys faster than a high-priced auctioneer talks when he's tryin' to sell a three legged bull!"
My husband, looking dejected, said, "That's really too bad. It would have been a great picture." I said, "Well, it's still hailing, thundering and lightning out there, honey. YOU go get a picture of it."
"Me!? NO WAY!!"
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