The day dawned chilly on Sunday and the skies threatened rain all day, while thunder rumbled off and on in the distance. At one point, we heard the rain coming as it crashed through the woods and then it poured in torrents, lasting a full minute with the sun breaking out immediately afterwards. Several hours following this, however, late in the day while supper was roasting in the oven, a severe storm hit, pelleting us with hail and huge cracks of lightening that sounded like they'd take the house down.I took this picture from my the sliding glass door in the bedroom. Can you see all the hail on the ground? George ran and tried to hide, but I comforted him and told him it was okay. My husband didn't agree. The owners are away on vacation this week and he's been left in charge of the whole farm. He was so nervous about the horses being out in this, that he took our Element and went out to check on them. During the storm. Luckily, all seemed ok. Horses were taking shelter and the dogs were quiet. The storm lasted about a half hour, continuing to pellet our house with hail. Surprisingly, we didn't lose power. By the time the rain was finished, we ate our dinner and then my husband went out to survey any damage and check on all the animals. I followed a few minutes later. As I left the house, I noticed right away that many of my potted plants had been damaged severly. Their leaves had been torn through and some lay in shreds. Eventually, I met up with my husband, who told me that the sunset against the barn was a beautiful sight and maybe I'd want to get a picture of it. Then he went on his way. I took a picture of him walking away just because I felt like it.
You probably can't tell, but this horse is still really wet.
As are the ponies. They're soaked through.
The barn cat's dry, though. He came out when he heard my voice.
Anyone else have any severe weather in your neck of the woods?