Thu, Aug 29, 2013 09:43 AM
Two years ago on August 28, Tropical Storm Irene came to Vermont
and severely impacted Killington along with so many other
communities. As if a commemoration of that weather event, Zeus
(the Greek god of lightening) visited Killington last night and put
on an amazing and unique 'fire works' display. It was unique
in that I recorded over 200 lightening flashes on my camera in
about 45 minutes from about 8:30 to 9:15 p.m.
Also unique, the sky was pretty clear, Killington Peak was clearly
visible and there was no rain. It did rain hard, but that came
I have been trying unsuccessfully to capture an image of lightning
over Killington Peak for three years. Conditions were never
right. Last night the lightening was so frequent at times my
camera could not keep up recording the images.
Attached is just one image of the storm. More are posted at
www.outdoorimages.ifp3.com. To see them click on GALLERY,
then WHAT"S NEW, the RECENT IMAGES.
I felt honored to be in the right place at the right time to
witness and capture images of just one more example of beauty and
"power in nature."
It was neat too that a number of folks in vehicles came to the
Upper Snowshed Lot to watch the lightening.
Hope many of you got to see some of the show first hand!