A huge storm came roaring through last night. Thunder, lightning, strong winds, heavy drenching rain, and hail.
I lost power for a couple of hours. So glad I have my Kindle to distract me because the cats abandoned me and hid out in the basement.
This photo shows some of the hail. I have a detailed video, but cannot get it to upload. This is a picture of the hail in my friend’s garden. They live very close by. And yet they had much more hail than I received.
The following photo shows my flooded planter. The soil was saturated so the water just sat on top.
This is a metal basket thingy that was sitting on my deck. The day before the storm I had washed the dirt off. It was sitting outside to dry off before I scrubbed the old rusty paint off. There was 6 inches of water inside. And this photo shows all the shingle granules from my roof that came down with the rain water. Perfect timing because I am getting my roof recovered in a week or so. Notice the bark that is on the edge of the lawn. That was due to the minor flooding of the flower bed from gutter drainage.
And this last photo is from my friend’s pool net. The wind and hail just shredded it. Hoping the heavy rain dampens down the forests. Unfortunately, the mild winter left everything quite dry; could be a rough fire season.