Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hail Storm - What the Hail?

♪♫ Let it hail, let it hail, let it hail. ♪♫
It's been a while since my last post.  I have many things planned to post, but I thought I'd post some pictures of our recent hail storm.  On Tuesday, July 26th, we had quite a hail storm on our ridge in Acton, Maine.  The hail fell for about 10 or 15 minutes between 5:45 and 6PM.  I'd never seen a hail storm like this.  It didn't spread far and wide, but it hit us hard and killed our vegetable garden.  Leaves from trees and plants were scattered everywhere.  Flowers fell off of most plants.  It was quite a sight. Just days before the temperature in this area hit 106 degrees. Crazy weather!

A good inch to an inch and a half of hail on the deck.

Mr Frog is still smiling

Debris from the ash trees blanketed the lawn.

Potted plants on ice.  The hail took the pedals off the flowers
and broke the leaves off the plants.

The leaves from the plants were knocked to the ground.

Little garden in the hail




Rhubarb - It looks like it was shot with a machine gun.

Squash of some kind.  The leaves are destroyed.

Green and yellow beans

Footprints in the hail

Fortunately, the shade tent didn't collapse.

Look at the picture to the right.
Those pansies were along the stones
They're gone.

The pansies in this picture were in
the garden to the left.  They were
so pretty.

We're having some great weather now.  Maybe our garden will recover a little bit.  I hope.