My Portland trip was made more dramatic from a week-long series of storms which started in the southern Sierras of California. These violent squalls then proceeded north through the Cascade Range of Oregon into Washington State.
One 14 year old boy was seriously injured in a lightning strike near the site of yesterday's photograph - and three tornadoes were reported in Oregon near Mill City and around Salem. Naturally - this was the route I chose for my return home.
While in the Portland area - I stayed at my brother's home in Tigard. We were like teenagers watching the lightning bolts dance across the sky and then counting the seconds before the thunder would shake the world (or so it seemed)...
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