One Mississippi, Two Mississippi…

Poor quality photo. Sorry. She won’t sit still in front of the camera and I have a hard time changing the settings in the dark.
Who here remembers the seat of your pants light speed to sound speed to distance conversion factor, with respect to lightening & thunder and miles?

See a flash. Start counting, “One Mississippi, two Mississippi… ” Hear the thunder. The number of Mississippis you’ve counted to between the flash and the thunder = the number of miles away from the lightening strikes you are.

It’s good enough for government work.

A nice storm rolled through here this evening. I had opened a window. We could see it coming.

One Missis…

BOOM.

Big Life.