What a sky over Alabama this evening, thanks to Tropical Storm Isaac to the southwest. This was the sunset over Birmingham… from Twitter user @jtkola
Thanks to Scott Rikansrud for these images… he writes…
I wanted to share some photos of the lightning damage we received yesterday morning in Gadsden. At about 4:45am lightning blow a large hole ~4ft in diameter through the top of our chimney. We were very fortunate that there was no fire or injuries involved.”
Friend of the blog Melanie Thomas, who works with Resurrection Faith Ministries, shared these beautiful photos from her recent trip to Iquitos, Peru.
This is an image of a beautiful rainbow over the Amazon.
Melanie: “This is where the Nanay River is meeting with the Amazon. If I’m not mistaken, the choppy water is the Nanay. Either way, it’s a cool picture of the two rivers meeting.”
A beautiful sunset.
Thanks to David DeWeese for these images… he writes…
My name is David DeWeese and I’m the Golf Course Superintendent at FarmLinks Golf Club in Sylacauga, AL. I follow the weather blog daily, and saw where Rusty Howard at Greystone sent in some pictures of lighting striking the ground at his course and causing some damage. We recently had a lighting strike hit the ground last week on Tuesday. We didn’t have the electrical problems that Rusty had, but I wanted to share some interesting pictures of what it did. All the lighting strikes that I have seen have been on trees and then run into the ground, and they usually create a hole in the ground where it leaves the tree and enters the ground. Is there any reason that you can think of why this didn’t do more damage? I think it is weird that it only left these lines.”
And… another shot below from Ivan Johnasen… who writes…
“This tree was hit by lightning last week early tuesday morning when we had that insane lightning in Hanceville”
Gorgeous sunset tonight from the pier in Fairhope.