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.
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)
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.