Around 1:00 I woke up to the unmistakable sound of hail. Lots of hail. It was so bad, I got out of bed to check it out. The ground was already covered in white, and I knew that wasn't a good thing. There was nothing I could do but watch the hail destroy the leaves on all all my flowers, trees and everything in my garden. And it didn't stop for a long time. I regretted taking the cover off of the herbs I have growing in an old Weber grill on my patio.
The first thing I do every morning is take a walk around our yard and check out my vegetable and flower gardens and plants. Things always look so fresh. I water what needs to be watered, pull a few weeds that have sprung up, and enjoy the beginning of a new day.
But today was different. It wasn't so enjoyable.
All four of the geraniums on my patio looked like this.
I should've left the cover on my herbs!
A little less shade for my sitting garden.
Shredded sunflower leaves, anyone?
My poor tomatoes. :(
Good thing you don't use rhubarb leaves.
While I was taking pictures of the damage and destruction, my daughter yelled at me to "come over here quick! You have to take a picture of this!" I rushed over wondering what in the world she could be looking at in the middle of the mulch.
And there was beauty amid the chaos.
What precautions do you take when you know hail is headed your way?