A bottlebrush in my garden was completely ruined sometime yesterday, The two main stems were broken off at ground level, The branches seemed to have simply exploded. Looks like a direct lightning strike coupled with very fierce winds. Was not at home so do not know first hand what happened and most of the neighbours are also away,
Stepped outside a couple of hours ago - greeted by a brilliant lineup of Jupiter, Saturn, Venus and the Moon...and a shitload of cloud-to-cloud lightning over in the SSW.
Looked like someone was trying to nuke the Moon for a minute