OWPC: Hail

On this hot summer day, I could do with some hail right now. In the Sacramento valley, snow is a rare occurrence since we are at sea level. Hail is the closest thing to snow here. Not that I like it, but when it falls this thickly, we can pretend to make a snowball or a miniature snowman.

This photo shows how thickly the hail fell on my backyard deck in late spring.

Hail

Hail looks like snow on my deck…in May!

In this photo, aΒ late October hail storm hit us while at Apple Hill in the Sierra Foothills. When we left the house that morning, it was sunny and warm. By the time we got here, 35 miles away, we were greeted with cold, drizzly conditions. This hail storm happened in the afternoon while we visited the Jack Russell Brewery.

Hail-at-Apple-Hill

People scurry as hail descends on visitors to
Apple Hill’s Jack Russell Brewery.

Hail is the theme for this week’s One Word Photo Challenge hosted by talented photographer Jennifer Nichole Wells.

Advertisements

17 thoughts on “OWPC: Hail

  1. Interesting to see several bloggers are writing about enough already! with the summer’s heat. We had fried gardens last week but received an inch of rain and cooler temps today. I guess we’ll boggle along for awhile. So sorry for the drought in California!

    Liked by 1 person

    • This has been one really HOT summer in the west. We traveled to Washington state and San Diego and temps were 100 degrees! Heading to Portland OR next week and temps there have been breaking records at 103. I sure hope the predictions about El Nino bringing us rain this winter are true. Enjoy your cool temps, Janet!

      Like

    • You guys have had hot weather too! I heard about those fires. Some of the smoke has made its way to Nor Cal so the air quality is bad. At least our normal 92 degree afternoon heat feels better now that the delta breeze is back. Be careful out there, Betty Louise!

      Like

  2. Pingback: One Word Photo Challenge: Avalanche | Jennifer Nichole Wells

What is YOUR perspective?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s