|No that is not the size of the hail - they are clumped into "snowballs"|
Sometimes the best laid gardening plans go by the wayside. We had our second hail storm of the season. The start of storm season here. I confess I used to be a little scared of storms. I still am a little. But now that trepidation is mixed with hope for a good downfall. Because we really need the water. These change of season storms will hopefully boost up our water supply for the dryer months of summer. We rely purely on tank water here so we are really at the mercy of the elements. We've had to buy water recently, which is usually a necessity a few times a year.
Fingers crossed for a good season!
wow! you did get some hail! I hope your garden didn't get damaged!ReplyDelete
We only got ALOT of wind, our basketball ring got blown into my garden :( but happily missed all the vegies LOL
Isn't it funny when you go from living on town water to living on your rain tanks, how much your perspective changes. My husband now has a weather app on his phone, which he looks at every morning. And I think its a good day when its raining. Makes for some interesting looks in those off hand weather conversations...ReplyDelete
I know what you mean, now we're on tank water I look at rain quite favourably. However, a couple of weeks ago we had a massive downpour which caused a mini-land slide on the side of our steep driveway. Not so cool. So now sudden heavy rain makes me a little nervous too! Your 4WD adventure looked lovely, especially the picnic site.ReplyDelete
I hope your gardens didnt get damaged! I like watching storms, especially lightning. We have tanks as well so always welcome rain here too.ReplyDelete
I read that they are predicting a wetter than average summer in NSW - not sure where you are Tania. Yes I get worried when it hails or storms really hard and the gutters overflow. Our garage often floods in severe downpours because the little drain in front of it can't cope with the water. I get the kids to come downstairs and we wait it out, hoping and praying that there would be no broken windows or roof tiles. But yes I do appreciate the fact that the garden gets a good soaking.ReplyDelete
Australia sure knows how to put on a storm...we had never seen anything like them before moving here, they are rather spectacular :)ReplyDelete
The look on your daughters face is funny!!ReplyDelete
I was driving home on Sunday from work, watching this big storm come up from the South, and told my husband we'd better get the chickens inside... he didn't believe me, then of course, had to go out in the wind & rain trying to get the little things in, because they don't know how to go into their roost to shelter!
I do love a good storm as long as it isn't destructive. I saw the photo and thought...I have never seen hail that size, but glad it was a ball of hail.ReplyDelete
Just been catching up on your blog after having a little blog hiatus myself. Looks like you've had some wild weather! Good for the plants to get some water :) pretty miserable weather for us over the weekend too. You've inspired me to use some of the tshirts in the op shop bag to make Nella some new pants! Lovely photos, as usual!ReplyDelete
We had an amazing storm on Sunday afternoon after a really hot day, but no hail- as yet!ReplyDelete
We have had a couple of hail storms already this year which is unusual for where we live. We actually get excited when it happens because it is such a rare event!ReplyDelete
We have rain water in storage too and love the sound of rain falling on our tin roof, and knowing that the tanks will be full again.
Hope there was no damage from your storm :)
Beautiful photos! Blue and green are great colours together! I dont care what the nannas say!ReplyDelete
The look on Julia's face is priceless! I can feel her excitement!
I love storms - that sky is just beautiful.ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous storm! I love the contrast of the light on the trees vs. the grey of the water-logged clouds! Glad you got some rain to add to your stash!ReplyDelete
I love grey stormy skies, great photos.ReplyDelete
Nice storm photos and my fingers are certainly crossed for you!ReplyDelete