Sunday, July 3, 2011
Hail Like Pebbles
Today, in our boldest blogging move ever, Phil and I actually risked life and limb for you!! So I am interrupting all my July Fourth posts for this breaking news! In the mid afternoon, a severe thunderstorm arrived, and within minutes, hail. Large hail. While Phil held the kitchen door open, I stuck the video camera out in the lightening and driving rain. In the video, which is only 47 seconds long, you can see the the storm gets progressively worse till we had to shut the door. The flashing you see in the video is lightening. After the storm was over, we saw that the temperature had dropped thirty degrees! As we drove around afterward, you can see the streets littered with leaves and debris from the storm. On this Monday the Fourth, we have plans for celebration all day and evening, so I will not have the computer on, and am taking a holiday break. Promise I will catch up on all your posts on Tuesday!
"He sends his command to the earth;
his word runs swiftly.
He spreads the snow like wool
and scatters the frost like ashes.
He hurls down his hail like pebbles.
Who can withstand his icy blast?"