Nothing to do with White House food initiatives, but I thought that fellow armchair storm enthusiasts would appreciate these photos. Tonight was actually a warm, still Easter evening in Washington–until all of a sudden, it wasn’t. I shot these at about 8:30 PM.

A storm rapidly materialized in the Southern sky, and swept from the National Mall toward the White House. Instantly, there seemed to be lightning bolts dropping out of the heavens all around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue–and the wind kicked up dramatically.

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