"Knee-high by the 4th of July" is what they say about the speed at which the corn grows around here. Considering it is now waist-high, you could say it has been an unusually rainy and hot month of June. Thunderstorms have been frequent, including a bout with hail a few weeks ago that tore up my roof for the second time in three years. Not a day has gone by since June 2nd that Steven hasn't mentioned hail in some form or another. I think it made an impression on more than just my roof. And this past Friday night, a wicked lightening storm fried three of my DVD players, a TV, and a wireless router. Time to invest in some surge protection, I think!
In light of the recent damage, these storms are good for only one reason I can think of: I've always wanted to get a picture of lightning. Not for any particular reason, just to see if I could do it. It isn't easy, especially if you're trying to calm the fears of a little kid at the same time. After countless attempts (since I bought this camera, anyway), I finally have one I can live with. But that doesn't mean I'll stop trying for more. Because I'm a geek.