On June 1, 2010, a thunderstorm came through our city causing several lightning strikes, including one in our backyard (literally). It split in several places, causing shards of wood to be thrown all over our yard.
Big piece that broke off.
Pieces all over our new landscaped area.
Big piece right by the fence.
Stuck in the fence.
The beast itself.
A piece that was held up in the ground by at least 3 inches.
Nice to know that Mother Nature like our house so much she wanted to make a visit. =)