Saturday, March 24, 2012

The ice monster cometh

OK, so I know I oughta quit tempting fate by writing about how mild this winter has been. We even went s far as to bring out the plastic rain gauge, stored inside during the winter so it wouldn't freeze and crack. What could go wrong? Two hours later, a ferocious hail storm with ice pellets the size of Buicks -- well, ok, not that big, but certainly faster -- knocked the thing to bits,
 So here, without further commentary, are a few pictures of early spring in the Blue Ridge:


  1. Heard about your hail-aceous storm last week. My wife Ann was pleased to meet and have lunch w your wife and others yesterday in Floyd. So howdy from a fellow blogger.

  2. Hey, Fred! Come visit overhere in the Eastern Continental Divide!