We are facing almost south here, and the sun's last, red rays are reflected on the clouds. There was a wind blowing.
It went dark like this, in a few minutes.
This was the opposite side, where the sun was setting behind the woods.
We watched the first lightning when the thunder started, but I wasn't quick enough to get any pictures.
Sunday night was alto stormy, and this is what happened to one big spruce tree on our land:
A closer look:
This tree had three tops instead of the normal one, and it had rotted where the top first forked to two branches.
There was such a nice little hiding place under the tree. We must cut it down to avoid further damage.
I want to finish with some nice news. We have a swan (Cygnus cygnus) family in one of the ponds in the village. They don't usually nest this far south but fly to the peaceful places in Lapland and other northern corners. They choose their partner for life and also nest in the same place if possible. This couple has five little ones.