Thats pretty cool, I miss thunder storms, where i live we get maybe 1 or 2 a year and there noting big. when i lived in minnesota you could almost count on atleast 1 a day. my kids are scared of them so i guess its ok we dont get them very often. Great pics.
If you're lucky enough to be on private land and can leave your stand up during the off season you can tie an old piece of cloth or something of the sort to your stand. I like to use an old camo bandana that I have. That way the deer get used to the movement and eventually don't bother even looking up when there is slight movement. This may just give you the time to draw your bow or raise your gun without being detected.