I spoke yesterday about the number of storms that have hit the Denver/Lakewood area over the past week and today brought the worse.....a tornado struck in Aurora causing extensive damage to the Southlands Mall as well as surrounding neighborhoods. Just across Smoky Hill Drive in Tallyn's Reach, the twister struck the cul-de-sac that my son just moved out of about 30 days ago. His former home was spared, but his wonderful neighbors suffered damage to their homes and yards. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
I had been hosting an open house in Northglenn when the dark clouds started rolling in. Hail and rain helped me decide to close up early. Driving home, I could see the wide expanse of heavy gray and black clouds surrounding Denver. Passing O'Kane Park, I pulled over to take the following shot: