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Beautiful skies across Indiana

Photos by Todd Schmicker wishing well in middle of field
LONELY WISHING WELL: If you follow this column, you have seen this wishing well before. Todd Schmicker spotted it along a road near Winamac, Ind. — the only thing remaining from a farmstead.
Spotted…in Indiana: Mother Nature can create beautiful scenes in Hoosier land.

Keep your cellphone with its camera handy wherever you are in Indiana. You just might see something unusual. Or in this case, you might see Mother Nature at work. She can create beauty, through a sunset at the end of a day, a sunrise, or even a storm that produces lightning in the sky.

There is just one thing about lightning. Yes, it can make for a beautiful picture, but it brings this story to mind. Many years ago, two friends were headed to town after dark one evening. One of them remarked about how cool the lightning was as they drove past one of his pasture fields. He was excited to see lightning dancing around.

The next day his friend drove back by his place late in the afternoon. There was the first man, with a tractor, pulling a dead beef cow out of the pasture. That lightning he thought was so fascinating the night before zapped one of his cows as she rested in the field. He wasn’t smiling that afternoon!

sunset in Pulaski County, Indiana

END OF THE DAY: This beautiful sunset in Pulaski County, Ind., occurred earlier this summer.


lighting bolt across sky

EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: This lightning makes a striking scene as it dances through the sky with a cell tower in the foreground.

Whatever you spot, send it along. If it winds up in this column, we will send you a gift card. Large-format, horizontal photos are preferred. Email to [email protected], or send a quality color print to: P.O. Box 247, Franklin, IN 46131.

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