I was just standing in the garden*, planting three Brandywine tomato plants that I bought at the flea market yesterday (not that I need more tomatoes, since I already have 34 in the ground! I must have sucker painted across my forehead), and I heard an enormous crack, almost like a lightning strike.
I looked back into the woods, where the noise came from, and saw a giant branch split away from an ancient tree and fall, smashing everything beneath it into splinters. I just stood there and stared for a while. I know that sort of thing happens all the time, but how often are you lucky enough to witness it?
* While half of it was being watered...gloat gloat gloat gloat