Literally and figuratively. Figuratively first……
I have been under a hail storm of busyness the last few weeks. Between work, school, figuring out living situations, and photography….I’ve not had time to breathe. Yes, I did say photography there.
The farm I work for has a therapian program for mentally challenged, disabled, and veterans. In May, they have what they call the Derby Ball, which I think is basically like a fundraising and awareness event. They asked me to take pictures of the riders for them to use at that event. This has become a greater task then what I originally imagined. Between weather and everything else that I have going on….I feel like I’m just being hit with golf size hail balls.
Speaking of which….
Yes, hail and lots of it. Little jerks. Yesterday, it hailed for a good 10-20 minutes. I’m giving that kind of range, because I’m not entirely sure how long it started hailing before I realized it. I’m no stranger to hail. Growing up in Oklahoma, you know what hail is. That is just the way it works. However, since moving to Indiana (the first time), hail isn’t something you really notice…even though it does hail. It is usually light enough that it is not even a blimp on the radar. So, I didn’t think anything of it until I started hearing it on my window.
It sounded like someone was chucking rocks, so I looked. Saw nothing. Then it became louder and more consistent. Oh, yes, I know that sound now. Naturally, I did what any good old Okie would do…I went outside. Ha! Well, I went partially outside until it completely stopped, which was a good 10 minutes or so after I first opened the door. And that hail….it gave a whole new meaning to hail storm. Pinging off of the porch railing. Bouncing off the house. Off my car….my poor, poor car. Sliding off the roof and hitting so hard that it was bouncing off the ground. It was pretty amazing….you know except for the damage that it did and can cause.
It was quite mesmerizing and it took forever for it to melt away. I took advantage of it. I have always been a fan of storms. Maybe it is the Okie in me, but the power that they have. The destruction they can cause. It is all mesmerizing and terrifying at the same time, I think.
Anyway, that is about all I have for today. I’ve still got a crazy amount of things to accomplish. I hope that you have a beautiful day and tomorrow. And that you enjoy the pictures of the beautiful aftermath of a hail storm.
Montana Rose Photography