Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Storm Residue. . .

I decided to go to the back yard and see what it looked like 18 hours later. I knew it would be soggy, especially since we had another good thunderstorm around 10:15 last night, but the kids and I braved the squishiness to see what we'll be cleaning up after while.Here is a path in our lower yard that the water took.

It went to this corner of the yard to make it's exit. Now it's actually kind of handy to know where the water flows when we have our heavy rains. Now I have an idea of where not to plant things.

On closer inspection, there's still a boatload of hail down there! 18 hours later?!? Wholly smokes, Batman!

A handfull of this exquistite hail, said tongue in cheek.

Looking more closely at the hail that washed into the corner, before going across our road, I found mounds of hail 8-10" high! I tried to put my shoe in a position to judge the depth, but it's near impossible in this picture. The kiddos and I dug down into the hail and had a few bites. Why not?

The positive? Our homes and people are safe. It could have been so much worse. Blessings and prayers going out to those in the Midwest and elsewhere that have had to endure this horrific weather season.

P.S. Our mama bird and babies appear to have survived the storm too. I can't imagine what she had to go through, likely sitting on her nest to protect her young. She's surely sore today. All the animals ourdoors, for that matter. Hopefully, many animals were not injured or lost. I just read on the newspaper website that 4 1/4" hail were just north of Ruckersville. I believe it.

Stay safe,


BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh my goodness...that was some storm!! I am so glad the Mama Bird and the Babies survived....

Julie said...

Oh wow!
I'm so glad to hear that y'all are alright!
How scary! I love rain, but storms, no so much!