Friday, April 26, 2019

What do April hailstorms bring?

We've had a lovely, mild spring so far. Yesterday the temperatures even got up to 68F. It's no surprise the daffodils are blooming.

They're always such a beautiful splash of vibrant color.

But today the great celestial weathervane did a 180, and we're getting wind, rain, and hail.

The daffodils got hammered (this is looking through a window smeared by rain).

If April showers bring May flowers, what do April hailstorms bring? "Dead flowers?" suggested Don, watching the poor flowers get pounded.

Darcy, on the other hand, was energized by the storm cell. He dashed all around the yard, making it hard to get clear photos of him.

The daffodils will survive -- and be prettier for it. And it's better than snow!


  1. The Dallas area had some bad rain and east of here there were tornados. We got lucky as the radar showed 2 serious supercells split to go around us here. We ended up with about 1.3" of rain. We are not in any flavor of drought and in fact last year was the second wettest on record. I hope that this summer will be milder than last year.

  2. Thank you Patrice for your wonderful blog and updates! I read it every day! Morning check and see where you and Don are headed! :-) Actually, your blog is the only one I keep for daily downloads...for several years now. :-)

  3. Enjoy! We got snow.... Natokadn

  4. Love your stories and photos as always.

    Orange Jeep Dad