Sunday, March 18, 2012

Snow way!

Well it didn't snow last night though it could yet today. But this morning on my way back from the market we got a nasty hail storm. Remember, this is central coast California. We don't normally get snow or hail or sleet. We get sun then we get rain then fog. Nothing more. But today we got hail. Lots of it. For almost an hour. And it was cold too!  </state obvious>

Driving in was a fun experience. The joyful patter as it pounded on the car hood and roof. The intrigue of navigation on a wet and slippery road, The laughter as we skipped over puddles hydroplaning as we went along. I  had to get out of the car to open the gate at the end of the driveway. The hail was sticking to my sweatshirt and slowly melting. I had time to brush it off and was fascinated on how you could be in a storm and not get that wet!

I imagine if I lived somewhere where this was a regular occurrence I would probably be annoyed.

photo: Oh_hail.jpg by Anson © 2012

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