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Woe is me! This morning from about 4-5 am we had baseball sized hail come out of no where. My plants were all outside, unprotected because we pretty much had no warning from weather forecasters.
2 of my windows were busted in, glass everywhere. Our cars are pretty damaged, trees limbs down, and most of my plants looks like a stampede of deer ran over them! http://www.kcbd.com/Global/link.asp?L=103114
(hail pictures at the bottom of the page)
You better believe they're all moved inside now!! There was another hail storm this evening, not near as bad...but they actually warned us about it this time- gee thanks Jon Robison! lol :)
Anyhow, I just had to share this with my gardening buddies. Susanne
It was very disheartening! My tomoatos were fairly covered, but now they are growing sideways because of the wind lol. We're still dealing with insurance for the dents in our cars. And guess what..the apt management STILL hasn't fixed my busted windows. Arrgh. I hope this weather doesn't hit y'all!
Susanne . . . what a way to be woke up and then have to deal w/ it for days. Sorry your beautiful plants were damaged, not to mention autos, windows, etc. Keep your chin up! At least your tomatoes are safe. We have some hail here in the spring, but mostly like Kelli mentioned, tapioca-sized or a little bigger. That was some serious hail, Texas-size LOL.
Bless your heart, I am glad no one was hurt other than your heart breaking at the sight of your plants. =( We had quarter sized hail in our county and I just prayed that it wouldn't come near our house. I hope that it avoids your house next time!
Thank you janet and magwar- everything's perking up a bit now- growing new leaves to hide the damaged and the wet precipitation that came with the storm helped refresh all my plants. They are fixing my window tomorrow (1 week and 1 day later...lol) and I am at peace with the sky now. lol!
Janet it's good to hear from you, seems like it's been a while! Susanne