Garden Reverie

Caught in the Rain

IMG_1766We had an incredible sort of rogue storm blow through here the other afternoon.  I was out in the workshop making stuff to take to the Country Living Fair and all of a sudden a tornado warning came over my phone.  Shortly, all you-know-what was breaking loose outside.

We had hail the size of mothballs.IMG_1773 - Version 2

IMG_1774 - Version 2I am happy and relieved to say that other than a billion leaves all over the place and some less than happy flowers, we escaped unscathed. After losing two ginormous trees in Hurricane Isabel, I always worry about the big, old elm that looms over the house and front yard when something like this blows through.  There were trees down in the neighborhood, including a massive one across the street a block away.  The news later reported that 2 tornadoes did touch down in our area.

Standing water after the storm

Standing water after the storm

I feel very lucky.

Watch this quick video to hear the rain and hail coming down: Hail



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