Here’s a photo of a young man struck by lightning.
His arm has been exquisitely branded with a Lichtenberg figure, the visible pattern left by an electrical discharge.
I’ve seen photos of Lichtenberg figures in the sand (fulgurites), formed when lighting strikes the ground and actually fuses the sand into tubes of glass in a characteristic branching fractal. There is even a theory that mountain ranges themselves were formed by some immense, cataclysmic electrical discharge. Here is a view from space of the Alps:
The other day, as it started to get warm, I saw the thick ice of the turtle pond start to give way, and the water below began to move and breathe again.
I saw that...READ MORE