Thursday, July 28, 2011


A couple of weeks ago, in and amonst the days of unbearable heat and humidity, we had a thunder storm. And, during that thunder storm, I heard the loudest, and  most earth-shattering clap of thunder I have ever heard. (But, apparently, I am the only one who heard it because no one else who lives even remotely close seems to recall the loudness.) The entire house shook! Really. (Why is there never anyone around when I need confirmation?)

Even though no one else was around to experience this, I do have proof that it was earth-shattering, or, at the very least, glass-shattering.

I'll have to do a little re-creating here, but bear with me. I had a glass with an asparagus plant sitting on a ledge in the enclosed porch area. It looked something like this:

The glass is fairly sturdy, and the ledge is not very high. 

The next day, (the storm was at night, and it was dark outside), this is what I found:

 This was the biggest piece. It's not a great photo, but you can kinda see how the glass shattered inside itself.

In my re-creation, I really wanted to knock the glass onto the floor, just to see what would happen, but I didn't want to risk losing another glass. They have broken before, but never shattered quite like this!


  1. I think you are spot on.

    The proof is in the glass and your hearing was louder because it was probably right there at your house. Next time hide under the bed or in the basement if you have one. Or just run to the lowest ground around and pray.

    God bless.

  2. Nice deduction 'Sherlock'!! LOL

  3. I have never seen such a thing. It made the glass into like the inside of a geode. I think that lightening must have hit is and done this!! Good thing that was like a natural lightening rod, and you are O.K.!!

  4. the second last photo looks rele good!

  5. Well, that is an interesting phenomenon! I've never heard anything like it before. I do love your forensic detection work :)

  6. Are you sure one of those cats didn't knock it over ;-)

    Actually - I've had those kinds of thunder boomers in my neck of the woods (although not in a long long time!) - the dogs all jump up and look around to see who's after them. You can even hear the glass rattle in the window frames.

    *sigh* how I miss that sound!

  7. Don't worry Darlene, I believe you..I think.

  8. I believe you. We've had that too. All of the windows rattle and you wonder if they'll pop out or not. The sound can be so loud/close, you feel it in your heart/guts. I'd probably save the larger pieces, they look pretty cool. Glad that you're safe.

  9. I totally believe you! weird how it shattered!
    Blessings, Joanne

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  11. That sounds like it was quite a frightful incident. And you've got the photos to prove it!

    Tossing It Out

  12. I completely believe you - been through it just the other night here - loudest thunder clap I've ever experienced - I actually thought a bomb had gone off in the neighborhood. Even the GoldenDestroyer became upset and she's not usually bothered by thunderstorms. Love the picture - if voices can shatter glass, why not thunder... ;)

  13. Oh, I believe you! I live in a high lightning strike area, so I know that sound and the sensation of having it strike right there. It's cool the way the glass shattered!

    Tina @ Life is Good
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  14. But you wrote this on July 28, and said it happened a few weeks before. ??

    How does this qualify as a 'thing you'll forget by tomorrow'? It seems to me that while this episode may have been hard on the glassware, it may have fixed your broken memory!


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