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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March Hail and Snowfall

The poor flowers in the Portland Metro area are in shock! They were tricked into thinking that we have arrived at an early spring. However, yesterday afternoon the temperatures dropped 20 degrees and overnight it hailed and snowed in places. Not much accumulation, mind you, but considering it was 65 a few days ago, this is unexpected. When I woke up this morning to go to work, it was actively hailing/snowing at my house still. I went out and got this shot before heading out.

19 comments:

Dianne said...

crazy weather here in NJ too
poor flowers
it's a pretty photo though

Sylvia K said...

Crazy weather indeed!! We've had temps here in Seattle in the upper 50s and low 60s and this morning it was 38! Thankfully no snow or hail! Well, it's at least a great word for the day??? Beautiful flowers! Hope your week warms up!

Sylvia

Johnny Nutcase said...

it was 30 here last night - rarely ever gets that low. . Despite the cold and hail, the picture looks gorgeous with the purple flowers and the ice. I hope the flowers are okay!

Pat said...

Beautiful! It almost looks like big sugar crystals on the flowers. Maybe they'll start all over again with bunches of blooms.

Life with Kaishon said...

What a gorgeous image! We still have some snow on the ground. I hope it melts soon!

Christine H. said...

Darn that hail!
I loved your post on Beacon Rock too; it's one of my favorite places. I have an old postcard from there that I should post someday. Did you know that there was once a plan by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to blow up Beacon Rock to use it for a jetty? (Seriously, I think they just thought it would be really fun to get a bunch of dynamite and blow something up.)

Stan Ski said...

They look like fresh food items packed on ice for market.

Tumblewords: said...

Incredible photo - beautiful!

Joy said...

Yes its weird weather at the moment but makes a beautiful photograph.

photowannabe said...

Brrrr, that makes me feel cold just looking at the picture.
Beautiful flowers and ice crystals.

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

Although the hail must have been quite a surprise, it enabled a beautiful photo! The color is fabulous!

Troy said...

How horrible, My heart goes out to your horticulture, shivering in the cold.

Great H post!

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday Team, Thanks for joining us this week. Hope to see you back next week too!

Troy

Roger Owen Green said...

Whereas there's very little snow, let alone hail, in Albany, NY. Rode the bike this week.
But it can STILL snow in March and even April...

Jay said...

My goodness, yes - poor things! I have similar pictures from a couple of years ago of my primroses and hyacinths bending under the weight of a layer of hail, but they survived. These early bulbs are pretty hardy!

Sheila said...

Beautiful shot! No hail here but the snow started again this morning.

Virginia said...

Glad you braved the hail and cold for this unusual shot. Beautiful.
V

Carolyn Ford said...

Poor little flowers! Mother Nature is tricky...but, she created a great photo op for you...nice capture.

belladana said...

Beautiful image! Who said 'hail' never freezes over? LOL

ChrisJ said...

Me too!...(Longing for blue skies and vacation days)