Sunflowers and Hailstones

These cheery flowers typically raise their faces to the sky, seeking out the sun’s warm embrace.

Here, they hang their heads and avert their gazes from the hail raining down on them.

Fortunately, the storm has already passed through and they’ll live to smile another day.

Good thing there’s no such thing as climate change

In the last ten months, every house in our neighborhood got a new roof following a hailstorm last summer. In fact, roofers were working on a neighbor’s house minutes ago when the sky turned dark and another hailstorm blew in.


As Marcel watched, hail drifted up against the sliding glass door within minutes.

Here’s a view out the front window.

I’m very worried this storm just ruined all the new roofs. Again. I hope I’m wrong because otherwise there’s a whole lotta shingles headed for the landfill and a whole lotta hammering in our futures.