Weather in Arizona - usually temperatures are described as warm, warmer, hot, hotter, or real hot. So far this year, though, warmth hasn't been a factor here at all. With that thought in mind, can you guess what these close-up photos are? The top photo is frost on the fabric top of a convertible. The … Continue reading Wednesday What’s That?
Hail stones in spruce tree - 'Hail Alley', Alberta, Canada. Hail stones, July 2016 - not quite as big as the golf ball. - Hail Alley, or Hailstorm Alley, is a corridor that stretches across west-central Alberta. It reaches as far north as Lacombe and as far south as High River. - The City of … Continue reading Hail Stones
The August 2014 hail storm in Airdrie, Alberta was unprecedented in terms of damage.
I wield the flail of the lashing hail, And whiten the green plains under, And then again I dissolve it in rain, And laugh as I pass in thunder. - Percy Bysshe Shelley - 'The Cloud' - The Weapons The Targets - Front Yard Back Yard The Damage: Pink Peony Yellow Iris I'm getting rather … Continue reading Hail – Weapons of Mass Destruction
Now and then simple country raindrops are tempted by a dark cloud full of icy sirens to stay aloft for a while. A party gets going, and when every drop has drunk too much and has grown bloated and chilled to the bone, the cloud simply bursts at the seams. The result is Hail, and … Continue reading Hail Alley in Alberta – We Get Hit Again