Canada Geese and Hail

I was surprised to see a whole flock of Canada Geese the other day when Chester and I were walking along the Red River.  These must be late comers who are just arriving or who are traveling further north, since the geese are already nesting here.  I only saw them the one morning and then they were gone again.

Canada Geese June 9
Canada Geese and a Mallard Duck June 9
Canada Geese June 9
Canada Geese June 9

While I was at work yesterday, we started to get reports of storm warnings, with possible hail and even tornadoes.  It turned out to be hardly anything, with a downpour that only lasted about 5 minutes and some small hailstones coming down for a very short time.  By the time I left work about 1/2 hour later, the sun was shining, the hail had melted and the streets and sidewalks were beginning to dry.

It is about a 5 minute drive home, but as I got closer to home, the streets got much wetter and when I walked into my yard, there was quite a bit of hail still showing.  The temperature was 26C (79F)

Hail Stones June 10
Hail Stones June 10
Hail Stones June 10
Hail Stones June 10
Hail Stones June 10
Hail Stones June 10
Hail Stones June 10
Hail Stones June 10

There are some fairly large hailstones, considering that they have been sitting outside on a warm day for about 45 minutes before I got home and took the pictures.  The first closeup picture has an Elm Tree leaf showing and it is probably about 5 inches long.  There were a lot of leaves knocked off the trees in my yard.

I’ve just gone out and checked my Lilies and there is no sign of the Red Lily Bugs at all.  I don’t see any further damage to the plants either – so it is not just that they see me coming and go into hiding.  I wonder if they just go into a dormant state waiting for a chance to get a Lily alone.  It just seems too easy so far.

Chester and I are just about ready to head out for our walk and then I can have some quality Africam time before heading to work.

5 thoughts on “Canada Geese and Hail

  1. That could be added to my list of why I don’t go out in nature. Look at the size of those wet balls! They would have given this little piggy a concussion. I’m glad ya’ll are safe my friends. XOXO – Bacon

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