Thursday, May 22, 2014

hailstorm

Hail is the best of all precipitations. This storm had four rounds of increasing size hail. It all melted away rather quickly and flooded off down the channels then the sun shone before the storm finished. Car alarms sounded, people appeared in doorways and at windows, ran for cover, concerned for exposed automobiles, gardens, roofs, pets, their belongings and their own heads. The air chilled. Bracing all around. Then the tornado sirens screamed in the distance again as they did yesterday.


Most of the hail bounced out of the baskets. Too bad, or else they'd be full.


5 comments:

Synova said...

We had hail a couple (few?) years ago that broke everyone's skylights. Everyone in the whole neighborhood got their roofs replaced with insurance except us, because it was "the summer of stress".

The hail also "multiplied" my cactuses. (Okay, fine spellcheck nazi... cacti.) The hail smashed the tops and as they healed they healed into multiple growth points.

I look at them now and think... I could use a knife...

chickelit said...

Evaporating hail is sublime. The first time I saw that was in Colorado. It's sort of the opposite of "from dust to dust."

Synova said...

Hehe... sublime.

Lem said...

...people appeared in doorways and at windows, ran for cover, concerned for exposed automobiles, gardens, roofs, pets, their belongings and their own heads.

Sounds like an autobody experience.

AllenS said...

How many solar panels had to be replaced?