Sunday, June 01, 2008

Stormy weather.



I think this year is going to be a bad one.

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Very bad hail storm last night. The garden looks like a chopped salad bar. Areas in the yard still had accumulated hail this morning.

6 comments:

  1. glad you're alright

    watched some news stuff that showed up on weather channel about storms through your area

    'chopped salad bar' ?

    so throw a party for the starving rabbits at your rabbit hutch

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  2. It'll be locusts next....

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  3. Wow, your hosta does look like salad! The storm seemed to be all around us, but surprisingly, we got little rain and just a few pieces of pea-sized hail. Skies looked awful to the north, which was the direction my MIL was driving when she left to head back home to northern WI...just as I heard some of the tornado sirens going off in Mpls!

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  4. The photo is from the web - but they do look like this.

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  5. I'm pretty much straight east of you and we just got rain and sirens.

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  6. hmmm .... it is still early in the season ... more blooms to come ... but this came to mind ...


    The Hail-Storm (from the Norse)

    "When form our ships we bounded,
    I heard, with fear astounded,
    The storm of Thorgerd's waking,
    From Northern vapours breaking;
    With flinty masses blended,
    Gigantic hail descended,
    And thick and fiercely rattled
    Against us there embattled.

    To aid the hostile maces,
    It drifted in our faces;
    It drifted, dealing slaughter,
    And blood ran out like water—"

    —George Borrow
    from Romantic Ballads translated form Danish
    Jarrold and Sons, 1913

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