Friday, May 16

All Hail Broke Loose

There is some kind of funky karma going around the planet. Mother Nature paid us a visit.
P5153152There was a violent hail storm that passed through our neighborhood just after midnight a couple of days ago. By the time it was over, we had 2 adults, 2 boys and 1 dog all piled into our bedroom. The cat ran for cover under Bandit's bed.

This was what greeted us the next morning. A 2-foot high pile of hail on the patio. We were extremely lucky that there wasn't any extensive damage.
Neighbors have broken windows, damaged roofs and huge trees uprooted.
P5153158It looked like a plague of locusts had stripped all the trees. We had just transplanted this crape myrtle.

P5153156P5163176One banana tree got plastered while the other survived.

P5163171Dr. Who Scarf made from Lion Brand yarns. This is a birthday present for a godson in Devon, England.
P5163168We're all fine and it's a beautiful day.


Hilde C. said...

That sure looks like a violent hail storm. It sounds pretty scary. I hope you don't have to experience that again.

Garngamen said...

You poor thing, that looks like disaster. I feel the pain. Poor trees. Love the scarf... great present. And 2 hours away from here it is now covered in SNOW, so I weather is really playing tricks.

turtlegirl76 said...

WOW! Funny what a little think like weather can do to your surroundings. Glad you're all ok!

Batty said...

Love the Dr. Who scarf!

Huge hail! I can't believe how big it is. Mother Nature is a bit confused these days... yesterday, we barely touched 50 degrees, it was raining this morning and I was wearing a jacket. Now, it's 70 degrees. Crazy.

Ceci said...

WOW, crazy hail pictures! I remember that exactly from 3 yrs ago here at our house. How bizarre is it to have icedrifts melting next to your house when it's 80 degrees the next day?? So glad your home and your family made it through fine. Your plants will regrow. :)

Love the picture of the boys playing with the broken fire hydrant!

David said...

I visited my ex up in Austin earlier this week - she has cacti in her back yard that have holes in them from the hail. I'm so glad that missed San Antonio!

lobstah said...

Wow, that is incredible! Poor banana tree :(

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