Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Longing for a trip to the mountains?

You might want to wait!


Look more closely!


We’ve had 2 storms these past few days that have included golf ball size HAIL!


The storms don’t last long but they are powerful!


This one came yesterday....


Hubby wasn’t home so our vehicle wasn’t in the parking lot but all of the cars here had dings after the hail pounded the landscape with large chunks of ice! This is our neighbor’s truck with an accumulation of ice in the bed!


Hopefully that is the last of it. We’ve been getting fresh strawberries from the local farm and I hope they weren’t damaged!


It looks extra green this morning!

How are you this beautiful morning?

Enjoy your day!


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Anonymous said...

oh no! thats just not right! My gosh, any damage, dents in truck!!!

The Bear's Blog said...

Hello, Miss Lavender Dreams,

I can honestly say we didn't get any hail here - giggle, just lots of hot weather, yuck.

I am fine, my bearcedure is all over and I am resting, getting spoiled rotten more (if that is possible) and LuLu ate the bunch of daisies that Dad bought for me. So she is spending time in the naughty teddy bear chair in the corner. GOOD!


Kim K. said...

Oh my. That's some large hail. We have some scary storms headed over the big lake today. I'm tired of rain.

Dorothy said...

Gosh, I've never seen such hail and hope we never do!
But, we need some rain on our gardens!
Loved your photos.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I just do NOT like hail. It does so much damage in such a short time. We have huge storms here today, too. UGH- xo Diana

Anonymous said...

Seems like the hail is larger and the storms are bigger any more.
I know that the plants don't like to be pounded on either by it.
Hope your day is going well. Good photos.

Happy@Home said...

Oh, my ... thanks for the warning. I'll remain in the piedmont until the hail is gone. We could use some rain over here and the temps are rising. Feels like summer.
Glad your car wasn't damaged.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I hope they are over with ,too. Great Pics!

Riet said...

Oh my goodness, all that hail , hopefully it will be gone for summer now.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Wow those could really give someone a head ache!!

Marina@Picnic at Marina said...

We had this storm too, but with the smaller hail. Stay safe!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

I know what you mean we have had the same thing happening here in Tennessee. Our truck got dinged up pretty bad but we were blessed that the car was in the garage. We have been enjoying fresh strawberries also. They just always let me know that Spring has arrived.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Spring storms like that can be so dangerous! Glad all is well...hope it is the same with the strawberries!
hugs, Linda

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Wow! Thankfully that kind of damage to cars and homes is usually covered by insurance. Five years ago we got a whole new roof and gutters after a hail storm and all we paid was a small deductible! We're FINALLY seeing some peeks of sun after days and days of rain and cold. It's in the upper 70's and mid 80's next few days but still more rain. Ugg.

Olive Cooper said...

Glad you came out unscathed. We need rain badly here.

ImSoVintage said...

Yikes. I hope the storms have passed you by now. I hate hail :(

kitty said...

Oh my goodness, Diane!! What a hail storm you had.

Grace said...

Good HONKUS at the HAIL!!!
IN addition to the danger to humans and the damage to property...I am having visions of family cats and dogs being knocked unconscious.

All the local critters OK?

In Him,

cynthia lee designs said...

Hi Diane,
We've had bad storms here with tornado watches and warnings, but no hail. Thankfully today was very nice and sunny.
Love the title of your post...we will be heading to the mountains soon and I can't wait!

Deserae said...

Wow, that is crazy...hope that is the last of the storms??!?!?!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Those storms can be crazy here one minute and gone the next with havoc right behind!!

imquilternity said...

We heard about your hail on the weather channel. Quite the storms yesterday! We have family in Minnesota and South Dakota so were watching their area too. Our weather is so tame compared to the rest of the country! :) Glad your car wasn't damaged, but feel so bad for those that were.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh goodness! What big hail! I can see how this would do a whole lot of dammage!
Thank goodness you are fine!

Della said...

When I saw the hail I thought about your car. So glad you are safe, and your hubby had the car somewhere safe from the storm. Take care up there!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOOOOOOOOOO We have had some storms here but in the Twin Cities, no hail! DIANE! HOW WONDERFUL TO SEE YOUR COMMENT YESTERDAY! Thank you for your visit and have a colorful spring day my dear!! Anita

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Our area had some similar hail storms, but for whatever reason, our little grove was spared. Many in Louisville have major damage. You took some splendid images of the result of what you experienced. Take care~

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Oh, that makes my heart sink. The hail can just tear everything we love apart. I hope your yard is not too damaged. At least your car didn't get damaged.I keep aome blanket and rugs on hand this time of year if I can quick cover a few things!

Donna said...

Oh my word! Hopefully, you didn't sustain any damage to your roof! Spring storms can be troublesome, that's for sure!

I didn't enter the giveaway because I already have WAY too much jewelry already, and never enough occasions to wear it all! But the blings are colorful and cute!

Nezzy said...

Oh glory girl!!! I'm glad your safe and sound.

We get the hail since we're right in the path of 'tornado alley'. I was surprised your plants didn't have holes in 'em. I've had mine beat into the ground before. Booger!!!

God bless ya and have a magnificent day dear heart!

Shirley said...

WOW! That is incredible. The photos are amazing...I sure hope this is the last of them. It's always so good to see your visits at my blog..thank you so very much! Hope you've been well!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I was just catching up on your posts and saw this, I had no idea you had hail!! We have not had a drop of rain in any form for weeks, Yikkes, yep those are car damaging hail stones, I don't believe the accumulation