The first of January 2010 in our area gave a remarkable and somewhat Transylvanian evening of weather.
Firstly we had lowered clouds and weird light - gold to yellow.
Then the fruit bats started to head home with the first rumbles of thunder before we had an impressive array of lightning storms around us. While the bats evaded my camera (they move too fast - honest) after many abortive exposures, I managed to catch one cloud to cloud bolt of lightning.
With the thunderstorms on new year's eve in Melbourne, clearly the weather intends to start the year with a bang!