The storm started to build up from the west about 6:30 p.m. By 7:00 p.m. the lightning began. The red lightning streaked across the black clouds and seemed to join the clouds together like shoelaces in a shoe. The thunder crashed and the lightning continued to flash. This went on for about 30 minutes and then the sky opened up and it poured. It was still storming when I finally went to bed at 11:30.
I had my camera focused on the straits waiting for the big streak lightning. But when the lightning did come I could not get the picture because it happened too fast.( OK, it scared me to death). I was able to take some pictures of the storm before going inside where it was safe. Take a look.