The bang was created by a huge thunderstorm which decided it wanted to light up my backyard with a lightning strike. The lightning hit a huge gum tree in our neighbours yard, splattering the bark all over our yard, and putting a split in the tree.
These pics were taken the next day and you might think they are a bit fuzzy. In fact the fuzz is caused by the fog that we had, heralding in the first day of Autumn. Such a contrast to the day before.
The SES guys came to check out the tree & said it had to come down. YIPPEE!!!!! We were all dancing! No more gum leaves to clog up our gutters & drains & more sun for my orange tree to grow! So here are a few pics of the guys cutting down the massive gum tree.
The red rectangle at the bottom of the pic is the roof of our neighbour's 2 story house, and the little orange spec in the middle of the pic is the brave man who was cutting the tree down!
The storm also took out a few electrical items in our house including our internet connection & router. So for the last 10 days I have been begging, borrowing & stealing the use of someone elses PC.