In lieu of this year’s harbor illumination and show, I thought I would share this image from a few days ago when a storm approached and put mother nature’s fireworks on full display.

I had gone out earlier to Fort Beach and captured a bolt of lightning from a departing storm as well as a nice rainbow. As I checked radar, I found a very active storm approaching to the south so I headed back out. Given the track of the storm, I crossed the causeway and set up at the small beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

I captured a few single bolts in the distance but wasn’t happy with the tighter composition. I zoomed out for this view and made sure to include the lamp posts on the causeway. Then I waited and lucked out with this great display of lightning arcing through the sky and illuminating the clouds in a pink glow.

Happy Independence Day! Don’t forget about the Horribles Parade.