We're back home in MA. now. On the Thursday night before we returned, lightning struck a huge pine tree just 30 feet or so from the house. Since the beginning of summer, we have had thunderstorms here like we have never seen before - more like what I grew up with in Ohio. Here is a picture: the middle third of the tree is the ripped apart piece on the ground and the top third is the brushy part in the background. Thank God it fell away from the house. And I think we are also thankful we were not here.