April 7th, 2006

dear diary

Hail

I've never in my life seen such huge hail as of about five minutes ago. It was so sudden (the morning was very warm), kinda fun to watch, but terrible for our poor flowers, especially tulips. I was just this morning admiring how great the looked -- they weren't quite yet blooming, but there were lots of buds and leaves were pretty, kinda wavy. Now the leaves are all damaged and torn, just lying on the ground rather than standing strong, and some buds broken. Hiacynths were also damaged, and our magnolia tree, and crocuses.