The storm showed promise… on radar the approaching line was preceded by a gust front and followed by storms with plenty of wind and rain and LIGHTNING! So, despite suffering from a head cold, I headed outdoors after 11 PM and into the heavy summer air. Making a long story short, I shot many images hoping to catch a lightning bolt before the arrival of rain. I heard thunder alright and saw soft-edged clouds lit by internal cloud-to-cloud sparks. The one bolt I did see during my hour’s efforts arced between clouds and between snaps of the shutter … perfectly bad timing! I muttered to myself quite a bit about that. The lightning petered out and sprinkles of rain began to fall. A disappointing night. So here is the one halfway decent shot from a not very photogenic storm.