Thursday, April 7, 2011

April hail showers!

The day started off beautifully. I enjoyed checking the progress of the Orange muscat vines in warm sunshine, marvelling at the 4 inches of growth, and baby flower clusters, they had grown in just one week - sunshine and warmth will do that. Then, at 4.30 pm, Mother Nature turned gangster! Hail the size of dimes, I swear I have never seen hail that big before. Thank goodness the vines aren't actually flowering yet otherwise they would have been battered to death!

5 comments:

Thomas said...

We had that hail earlier this week, but we suffered inflation--not dime sized, quarters!

It's been so cool here, buds are nowhere to be seen.

Vinogirl said...

Oh...I hate to think what quarter-size hail would have done to the 4 inch growth on the OM vines!

Affer said...

Bizarre - but by one of those strange coincidences, I remember going through a similar hailstorm on 6 April 2006....but that was in Tulsa!

Thomas said...

Affer,

Nothing odd about it. You can count on a hailstorm in Tulsa every April 6, and 7, 8, 9...

A Good Moroccan said...

Hail showers ! Amazing.

Here it has been warm with hardly any rain for weeks.