Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Letter to Mother Nature

Dear Mother Nature,
Oh behalf of my own addicted to nature-photo walks-self and ALL the farming residents of this small, struggling county of Missouri... Please, if you can find it in your heart... just...
GIVE US A BREAK ALREADY!
Yours truly,
Misty Dawn

This is how Sunday looked.
Pretty, isn't is?
I thought so.
I thought it was a beautiful day.
(c) Misty DawnS

THEN - Sunday looked like this...
(c) Misty DawnS

Not so pretty, is it?
I didn't think so, but it sure became interesting when...
(c) Misty DawnS

... it started looking like THIS.
Like what?, you ask?
See those white things in the yard?
Look closely...
(c) Misty DawnS

THOSE white things...
those are hail stones.
Hail stones - some of which were BIGGER than BASEBALLS!
(c) Misty DawnS

Of course, I ran from window to window trying to get some decent photos.
Hubs and I have never seen hail this large.
When one would hit the window, it would cause me to leap backwards.
It was quite the experience.
(c) Misty DawnS

Bigger-than-Baseball-Sized Hail and a few dents in my vehicle later...
the skies went back to just looking threatening.
(unless you consider all the tornado warnings)
(c) Misty DawnS

(c) Misty DawnS

(c) Misty DawnS

And that was that.
We've had SO much rain and flooding here.
80-year-old farmers come into my work and tell me that they have never...
ever seen it like this. They tell me it flooded in 1993, but it was not a
- consistent, non-stop, can't get a break, raining every other day,
9 inches in 24-hours (on SEVERAL occasions), all the crops are destroyed, and
you can't even get into your fields let alone plant anything year like THIS year is.
And now - Hubs and I have not only seen the wettest year that anyone
around here can remember - we have also seen
ice-baseballs falling from the sky.

The score?
Mother-Nature is winning
She's like 32 (inches) or so ahead ;-)

14 comments:

D...

OH Mist! How yukky! I hope Mother Nature listens to you. She can send the rain, not the hail please, over to us in Houston. We've actually had a dry summer, compared to the last 2 summers.

Come by my blog when you get a chance. I gave you an award. :D

Angie

Oh Wow! I've never seen hail stones that big.

Tammy

Those are wild!

CrazyCath

Mother Nature always wins. She don't play fair!
You just be careful in taking those photos. Those ice-base-balls could kill. We had a day like that where the sky changed dramatically and we had a downpour and thunder like out of the Bible. I thought of you then. But we didn't have the tornado warnings or the hailstones or the 9 inches of water... it soon passed and the next day was fine.

I'm going away a few days at the weekend and just wanted to let you know...

Obviously come over when you like, but...
If you get near a computer on Tuesday 5th, have a look at my post because there'll be an award for you. I'll be away so it's a scheduled post for 1am Tuesday (my time zone!)

CrazyCath

PS Would you sign me in for Critters?

June

I hear ya! And here in the SE we could use some more rain. Those are great shots of Mother, by the way.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Gattina

Wow this hail is really very big ! When I was in Italy one month ago in the next village they also had big hail like balls which demolished cars and roofs. I am living in Belgium where it rains most of the time and there is no real season anymore or it's too warm in winter or it's too cold in summer. Our farmers are also complaining and the fruit and vegetable prices grow !

Anna

The size of baseballs? Wow, that is scary. I love your photos of those threatening clouds, though some nice blue skies would definitely be appreciated.

i beati

now that's hail !!!

Bubba's Sis

Send that rain down Houston's way!!

Digital Polaroids

If you made this post, you made it through this SCARY storm!!!
I'm happy!

Shannon H.

You are in Missouri? Me too! Born and raised here.

Dragonstar

I'm so glad you weren't caught outside in that. I've seen some hail in my time - and I just love it when it's horizontal! - but thankfully never anything that big!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI

i love the way you have chronicled the day as it unfolded - despite those clouds, i like the look of your sky!

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