This afternoon, as a distant thunderstorm rumbled far across the bay over St. Petersburg, I took my usual 1 gallon solar shower in my back yard beneath a sunny blue sky with patchy clouds. All of a sudden, just as I poured the rest of the Arizona Green Tea jug full of warm water over my head, a horizontal bolt of lightning passed overhead VERY close, ZERO delay for the thunder clap plus I could hear the sizzling bolt piercing the air.
Never has a wet naked man run to his back door so fast, clutching his towel as if in 'The Hitch Hiker's Guide to The Galaxy'!!
Today I regained my respect for/fear of lightning a LOT. With that storm so distant it did not even occur to me to be afraid of lightning. Good grief, were I to have been hit and zapped and cooked, the free range chickens would have feasted for days until some poor soul stumbled on my skeleton.