Due to the exposed ground on the top of Jebel Shams; when a thunder-storm arrives, it can be quite spectacular. On the odd occasion that a Juniper tree gets hit with lightning, the whole tree just explodes because the sap boils at such a rapid rate. The result is like something out of H G Wells ‘War of the Worlds’ fun when one is indoors but rather frightening if caught outside – not to mention dangerous.
3 thoughts on “Burnt Tree Trunk – Jebel Shams.”
Looks like a rock formation…
It was a recently lightning burned tree (actually the whole tree explodes and in most cases all that is left is the bit of trunk poking out of the ground.
A spectacular sight when it happens.
Yes, David…and, to me, it looks like a rock formation…I like the abstractness of it! 😀