Lightning strikes somewhere near Salem, time is now 5:40 am
I have these pictures out of order and the explanation follows at the end of this post. This shot is from front porch facing due east--lights from the Salem Knob are visible as the storm passes over us and approaches Salem.
A shot to the east from back deck. Directly over the tree, which is northeast of the house. If you struck out through the forest diagonally from our house you would find yourself in Sturkie.
Otherworldly capture off the back deck at 5:30 am. A minor thunderstorm had crashed through and I thought, belatedly, that I would try for some more lightning shots. I stay under the covers during the height of every storm unless the wind draws me out. After the tree crashed on my me and the car a few year back, I get creepy crawlies with the wind when escorted by weather alerts.