Hail just pummeled my garden. Most of it was between Nickle to Quarter size, with a few Golf Ball size specimens thrown in for good measure. I took pictures though the window. No way was I going out there - that stuff was coming down HARD!! Then it poured rain for a bit and the hail melted a little before I could get any good close-ups. It stormed for about 20 minutes - 10 or so of those minutes were just big hail. And the hail mashed my poor poppies up and knocked the leaves off the trees.
Pre-storm photo. (I knew the hail was coming so I took some pictures of before it pounded garden):
Notice all the pretty poppies:
Now look at them after the hail storm. They are all broken and mashed up:
It knocked a bunch of the blossoms off the orchid tree and now it looks like it snowed under it:
Here is the hail from my vantage point inside the house looking out:
After the storm, I wandered out to take some photos, but the rain had melted the hail to a fraction of the size it was when it first came down:
Really, there wasn't too much damage - just tree leaves torn off and my poppies mushed up. At least it was precipitation. I will take it any way I can get it!