Sunday, March 23, 2014

Early Last Evening...

 

Some images of the aftermath of last nights hail storm. I have been hoping for some Autumn showers, my wish has come true. There was a deluge of rain on the Saturday night of last weekend, which caught me by surprise and I could not get back to my car for at least half an hour, not until the rain had cleared a little. 
Last night was quite a light show, dark skies, crashes of thunder, flashes of lightning, then came the deluge of rain and hail stones all whipped up by the wind. The visibility was practically zero, I was so pleased to be at home. The noise was deafening and many hail stones hit my glass doors and windows, thankfully no breakages. 
I actually find storms quite invigorating, you can feel the change in the atmospheric pressure, a sudden coolness in the air and the scent of rain. I am not fond of storms if I am driving. 
These photos were taken after the storm had eased, some of my trees and plants are a little damaged as there are leaves and bark everywhere, I will clean up tomorrow. 
When I did venture outside the air was cool and refreshing with the beautiful scent of the rain mixed the many fragrant leaves such as the Lemon Scented Gum, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus which had been torn by the ice. It was lovely to walk outside and feel the icy hail stones crunch beneath my shoes, perhaps one day there will be snow; I can only hope.
Saturday, 22nd March 2014, around 6.30PM

32 comments:

♥AMBre said...

Tu as dû avoir peur, le bruit aidant !
Merci pour ton témoignage écrit et photographique, heureusement tu étais chez toi quand cette grêle est tombée !
Le paysage est toujours étrange et malgré tout revivifié après.
Je t'embrasse

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

Such a nice pictures ;)

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde,
Boas fotos bem representativas da natureza no seu melhor, se ela trouxe tempestade foi porque necessitou de repor algo em falta.
Abraço primaveril europeu.
ag

foam said...

Wow! The photos are great! I am so glad that you have gotten some percipitation. Rain can be invigorating! Hail? If it does not create too much havoc it's pretty cool. It looks like your plants survived fairly well. I'm glad you had no hail damage.
Our last snow storm a couple of weeks ago took down 5 leyland cypresses.
We are expecting another snow storm on Tuesday .. :) .. In the meantime, spring is trying to push out old man winter. It's about 20C outside. But, he's been stubborn this year.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Looks like wild flowers!

ΚΙΤΡΙΝΟΣ ΡΥΠΟΣ said...

Dear Dianne,

This way of life that you are presenting, is a physical poetry more than a silent writing.

Greetings from my family.
Yannis Politopoulos

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belas fotografias...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

dianne said...

Merci chère ♥Ambre , j'ai fait sauter un peu quand il y avait des coups vraiment de tonnerre. Je craignais que les pierres de grêle se briser les fenêtres en verre, portes ou des tuiles sur le toit et le vent pourraient souffler sur les arbres sur ma maison.
Le paysage est toujours actualisé après la pluie et le jardin s'anime avec une nouvelle croissance.
J'envoie des baisers

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Izzy , so pleased you liked the photos.
hugs
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Obrigado querido Antonio pelas suas amáveis ​​palavras, sim, há sempre a necessidade de chuva aqui, a maneira da natureza de equilibrar o calor e secura do verão.
Um abraço Outono de mim!

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you Foamy dear, pleased you liked my photos. I wanted to take some photos as the garden looked so pretty with all of the white hail stones sprinkled everywhere.
I couldn't go outside during the storm as I would have been drenched and the visibility was limited; in the first photo you can see some rain drops on the camera lens and the misty appearance of the air.
No great damage done as the trees protected much of the garden. I raked and swept up some of the bark and leaves today, it will make good mulch for the garden. We certainly need rain here and have had two major storms within a week. I was just relieved that I did not lose any trees, as I have in the past or have any roof tiles, windows or patio doors break.
Summer is still hanging on here, it was hot and humid today, another storm predicted but there was no precipitation at all.
Sorry you lost your leyland cypresses, it is sad to lose trees. I hope your Springtime arrives soon and that snow storm does not eventuate.
Take care sweet friend.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Cosmo , yes, they did look like white flowers or petals sprinkled through the garden and all over the lawn. Some of the hail stones were smallish others the size of golf balls.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Yannis for your thoughtful words. I was very excited to see so many hail stones in and around my garden, it looked so pretty, the white mixed with the green foliage, so I wanted to share this. Yes, it is visual poetry and has its own unique beauty.
Warm hugs my friend.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Obrigado querido Fernando pelas suas amáveis ​​palavras, estou contente que tenha gostado minhas fotos.
Saudações

xoxoxo ♡

Leovi said...

Yes, you tremendous desbastación this photo with hail! I hope the damage is minimal! Kisses!

MARTY said...

it's spring here but we have the same weather ! sun and suddenly all is dark ! but we have enough rain, I prefer the sun and warmth
wish you a happy new week
bisous

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

I enjoy a good storm too, but hail not so much ... it can do so much damage in the garden.

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi , yes the hail and rain can cause destruction, I was fortunate my damage was minimal, others have not been so fortunate.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Marty dear, the weather is very strange and unusual with these unpredictable storms. The sun is out today but again yesterday we had torrential rain with flash flooding, a terrible day.
I hope your sunshine and warmth arrives soon. I am looking forward to normal Autumn days which are sunny with a nice coolness to the air.
I wish you a happy week!
bisous
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Annie , yes, I enjoy a storm without the hail,it does cause so much damage to the garden, houses and cars. We normally have a storm after a hot and humid day and the drop in temperature, the rain and freshness in the air is lovely.
Have a good week!
xoxoxo ♡

Patrycja (photoopassion) said...

U mnie też mocno padało, lecz u Ciebie o wiele mocniej, dziś zastał mnie grad. Coś okropnego ! Będzie dobrze.
Dziękuję za odwiedziny. :)

JUAN FUENTES said...

En la naturaleza siempre podras encontrar lugarea a fotografiar,todo depemde de nuestros estados de ánimos
UN FUERTE ABRAZO

Evanir said...

A amizade verdadeira não fica na saudade ,
mais gravada em nossos corações.
Estou com muitas saudades beijos no coração.
Carinhosamente desejo um feliz dia do amigo virtual.
Que considero muito mais que real
é através dessa telinha
que conhecemos nossos reais amigos.
Minha linda amizade.
Evanir.

dianne said...

Dziękuję drogi Patrycja , tak wszystko jest w porządku, nie mam obrażenia od gradu, silne wiatry, deszcz jest zawsze orzeźwiające. Mam nadzieję, że nie miał obrażenia od burzy?
ciepłe pozdrowienia

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Gracias querido Juan , sí, la naturaleza nos ofrece muchas oportunidades para tomar fotos hermosas.
Un fuerte abrazo

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Obrigado querida Evanir por suas palavras atenciosas e bela amizade, estou sempre feliz em vê-lo aqui no meu pequeno lugar neste mundo virtual. Eu manter suas mensagens de amizade verdadeira perto do meu coração e me sinto abençoado que você pensa de mim.
Desejo-lhe um querido amigo maravilhoso dia.
Carinhosamente, Dianne

xoxoxo ♡

Elia said...

Good morning Countess
yet I do not understand how I could lose this post, with photos so pretty,
I apologize,
I really like how nature invades and surrounds you is very special ^ ^
thanks for sharing,
a big hug at the start of week

besos
^^

dianne said...

Good morning dear Princesse Elia, thank you for your kind words, there is no need to apologise for missing this post. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the pictures of the nature that surrounds me in my garden. ^^
Hugs and a happy week dear friend!
besos

xoxoxo ♡

Marisa said...

Oh, this is so lovely dear dianne!

dianne said...

Thank you dear Marisa for your kind words. :)

xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga poeta,a tu amigo el fotógrafo,por su edad,ya no le funciona bien su materia gris,solo le que una poco de fantasia

dianne said...

Amigo Poeta Juan , que funciona muy bien para su edad, todos necesitamos un poco de fantasía.
Grandes abrazos

xoxoxo ♡