I LOVE thunderstorms–except when i am caught out in them with no shelter and a dog, as happened last week, haven’t run like that for years!!!!!!!!…….–or when they are accompanied as they were last night by golf ball sized hail, last 3 hours and destroy my garden!
So much for my 6 foot cherry tomato plants. And the 10 foot sunflower……..
Fortunately, though the windows were being pelted on all sides of the house, we had NO breakage, no damage to the car and no power outages. The crabapple and apple trees were partially stripped at the tops, my ferns, tomatoes, sunflowers and bleeding heart bush are shredded, there’s still hail on the ground and it was only 9C this morning. DogFaced Girl was quite happy this morning to be out–she thought the temperature was just right–she’s a Snow Dog at heart! Only dog too i’ve ever known who doesn’t freak at thunderstorms and try to cram herself under the bed!
I was also very very VERY thankful i hadn’t left the silk out overnight on the line–bought a whack of it yesterday and sometimes leave it out if i know it’s going to rain. I’d have had a lot of shreddy rags!
I will never complain about heavy RAIN again—the alternative is just too scarey!
More photos on the old “Dangerous Mouth of the Rose” blog…..