Meep! I was going to say today was my rainy day, right?!
Then it started hailing. I never really want a haily day.
Thankfully the hail stones were pretty small, knock on wood!!, but
That isn't the greatest thing to watch, is it!? Your babies getting pelted!?!
And you not knowing how big the stones are gonna get!?
I live in a warmer climate and we rarely get hail so a part of me has always been really amused when the rain turns to ice? (It doesn't snow here at all or hasn't in my lifetime which was a blink, but anyway, hah)
I don't even think I have ever seen sleet or rain turning to ice in the sky where I live? So hail is something very interesting to me, especially the part where uhm it's ice from the sky but it's 69 degrees outside, huh!?
And then the ice disappears of course.
I remember my friends when I was a kid asking each other if they had "seen the hail" like it was a unicorn or a lucky clover, hah.
But I never watched a hail storm with a full garden.
I dunno if any of you are into horror films, haha, but there is a part in this one movie (that I don't particularly recommend) that I'll go ahead and sort of spoil without naming so it isn't spoiled:
In it, Stephen King plays a farmer whose farm and whose self gets infected with invasive alien vegetation.
When he first realizes the extent of his devastation, he opens the door of his farm house and looks over his fields that are writhing with alien stuff and he screams, "No, no, no!" Repeatedly.
Omg, that was totally me with the hail, I swear.
At first I was halfheartedly watching the *rain*, then as soon as it turned to hail / ice
I read a news article that a place 50 miles away from me had gotten baseball sized hail stones within the last couple of days
And I started laughing hysterically imagining the possibility of much larger stones falling (which is generally possible
And channeling Farmer Stephen King
And trying to see if there was anything I wanted to pull out the of the hail
But I was just mostly laughing. I decided not to do anything but squawk, and the hail passed.