Saturday, June 24, 2006

First big hail storm of the season!

I was up at the field taking photos of the dark sky when the storm began. I hurried home and then the hail began. Even with the windows closed, rain poured in the bow window due to overwhelmed gutters. It was a beautiful sight from the safety of our mostly waterproof home.

Then when the sun broke out again, we couldn’t resist a tour of the rain-soaked, hail covered Top of the World Park. Parts of the soccer field were now lakes and a little waterfall flowed from the track down the steep hill filling the lakes of the soccer field. Downed and shredded leaves were testament to the violence of the last hour.

Ahhh …. blessed humidity and blessed cool. (to see more)

4 Comments:

At 4:37 PM, Blogger Timmybomb said...

Wow, that's quite the storm. We never get storms like that here in the Pacific Northwest. Sounds like an interesting experience. Does the hail damage any cars?

 
At 5:04 PM, Blogger Ptelea said...

It is very common to see cars around here covered with hail damage - dimple-sized dents or broken glass! I had a woodworking project blocking part of my garage space - which I hastily moved so that I could park my second car inside - out of harms way. I don't think this storm would have dented it - but you never know!

 
At 9:58 PM, Blogger Blueberry said...

How big was the hail? I always hear about the golf-ball (or even grapefruit!!) sized, but have never really seen anything bigger than a dime.

Cool looking gray skies!

 
At 3:55 AM, Anonymous rayts said...

i love your shots. it's really wonderful taking shots after the big rain.

 

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