Monday, 13 August 2012

The Wisdom of the Land

I just can't believe the weather last night.  Sunday evening, preparing to return to work on Monday, Calgary entered a severe weather pattern that really pounded the city. The weather network said to watch for the severe winds, but I wasn't anticipating what we got. Hailstones larger than golf balls hit the north of the city, and I imagine there will be a lot of damage. 

The sound of the hail on the roof was something we really have never heard before.  Individual hailstones must have been quite large, the impact was very sharp on the roof!  Our dog got so scared he went to hide in the baseent.  The thudding continued for at least 10 to 15 minutes.  It didn't seem like a lot of rain, but it looks like Nose Creek caught a lot of the rain drainoff, it actually looks like a river this morning.

As I look at the apple tree I notice a lot of fallen leaves and apples, but the poor apples on the tree must be just ripped to shreds.  The flowers certainly are. Fortunately the tomatoes are in pots this summer and got pulled under the eves.
(photo by Romich-Calgary)
Well, the wisdom of the weather is something beyond me. This is a picture of the shed where the lawn mower sleeps, got a huge wake up call last night, perfectly round, the size larger than a golf ball!!   I hope your hail experience this mid August summer Sunday wasn't very damaging.  The earth is resilient, and if you are gardening, the sun is already shining, and there are still root vegetables.
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