Saturday, December 27, 2008

Rain and....Hail!

Originally posted Dec. 16, 2008...

Our dear daughter came running into our room at midnight to inform us that it was hailing outside.  Her desire, as is all our kids, is to have it snow here....something it has not done significantly for ten years.  Every once in a while we get a bit of frost that lingers in the morning and if you squint and turn your head just the right angle you can imagine what it would be like to have snow on the ground here in the Central Valley.  But snow to the degree that my children would appreciate comes maybe 2 or 3 times in a lifetime.  The last great snowstorm of '97 closed down schools (all 2 inches of it:).  We drove around town taking pictures of snowmen and kids skiing (ok, being towed by their parents) on their front lawns.  Great day!

But I digress.  Last night it was hail and the suggestion of its sunny and the dream has disappeared.  Oh well.  The garden has survived and tho things were a bit droopy first thing in the morning.....

...all plants are alive, upright, and thoroughly enjoying the sunny afternoon....yippee yahoo.

The little broccoli peeking it's way thru the green leaves is our first sign of winter veggies and I am thrilled to finally see some of our future harvest.

Kind of wonderful to be out picking salad greens after a hailstorm...ain't life grand!

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