Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hail

I woke up at 4:15 this morning to the sound of pounding on my roof. As it was not Christmas Eve I figured it was not Santa's reindeer making all that clatter. No, it was hail.



This is what they call marble sized hail. It fell for about two minutes. But during that two minutes it sure made a lot of noise.



These tulips are next to the house so they were not damaged.



This rabbit and squirrel were under a tree. I have a feeling the hail did not bother them too much. The pink blossom you can see is from the crab apple tree.



The water was pouring out the rain gutter. I like the sound the water makes.



Now the storm has passed and soon the sun will come up. I took this photo a few days ago.



Thanks for stopping by.

10 comments:

Hilary said...

That's one hail of a storm..

My son got pelted with a bit of hail while waiting for a bus the other day. Much smaller pieces though. I'll have to remember to show him these pics.

You got me with the rabbit and squirrel - I so expected to see the real thing huddling under a tree in that photo.

That's a beauty of a sunrise. I'll bet it was a great day - at least I hope so. :)

Snappy Di said...

I noticed on the news that Iowa was supposed to have some storms. I really enjoy the sounds of a storm and the way they cool things down in the summertime. Last summer we had rain EVERY day it seemed, so much so that the eaves would all overflow. They simply could not handle the rate that the rain fell.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Small City Scenes said...

I like the sound of rushing water too. that hail storm sure must have been noisy. We get big hail occasionally and sometimes those real soft round ball that look like snow. One downspout is just outside my bedroom window and the rain will wake me up sometimes.

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MB

LC said...

I had a feeling you folks were going to get a major storm... we're ending up with a goodly amount of rain and wind. We are generally lucky when it comes to hail... seldom occurs and yet a friend who has a huge hosta garden was hit with hail three years in a row twenty miles from here... Larry

LC said...

I had a feeling you folks were going to get a major storm... we're ending up with a goodly amount of rain and wind. We are generally lucky when it comes to hail... seldom occurs and yet a friend who has a huge hosta garden was hit with hail three years in a row twenty miles from here... Larry

LC said...

Sorry about the two comments- it's a mac thing... the habit of double clicking! L

Jo said...

Those pictures look so fresh, with the rain drops and the hail. I'll bet the air smelled wonderful and sweet.

We had a hail storm here the other day too, and for a few minutes it looked as if it had snowed. Now all it's doing is raining. *sigh*

My daughter has exactly the same rabbit in her garden. It was a Mother's Day gift from the Munchkins. :-)

Pauline said...

not good when it's raining like hail!
Great photos!

Barbara said...

Nature is often full of surprises -- like hail in April!

Dad Stuff said...

Surprisingly, no hail here yet. We usually get a couple of spring storms every year. That's OK. You can have it.