Remember the old adage, "If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes" -- ? Well, yesterday was that kind of day.
It was windy. And calm. And snowy. And rainy. And hailing. And sunny. And cloudy. And broody. And cheerful. In short, we had the absolutely gamut. "I actually kinda like this kind of weather," said Older Daughter. "It's got personality."
That it has. For most of the day the wind shrieked and though the temp rose to 35F, it was bitterly cold (wind chill factor).
Incoming squall. See the mountain over there? Neither do I. It's totally obliterated.
Nor could we see the hills to the west of us -- also totally obliterated by incoming snow/hail.
Here's the curtain of snow, moving toward us.
Within seconds of taking the above photo, the pellety snow hit us.
The neighbor's horses kicked up their heels and ran for shelter.
We got hammered -- hard -- for about five minutes.
Within two minutes after the squall passed -- I'm not kidding -- the sun peeked through the scudding clouds.
Another incoming squall. The wind practically knocked me over while taking these photos.
A weird mix of sunshine and threatening clouds.
Sunshine in the foreground, retreating clouds in the background to the north.
Another squall moving to the west.
It soon came our way.
Another moment of sunshine, yet another squall moving in, same shrieking wind.
By late afternoon, the squalls finally blew away.
We even had a pretty sunset.
Lydia sat in the yard and literally watched the sun go down.
Only after the sun went down did the howling freezing wind finally cease.
And today it's sunny and calm. Go figure.