Storms and Roses

We had a crazy hailstorm yesterday that simply decimated all the annuals.
The whole neighborhood was out surveying their losses last night. Newly planted pots and beds lay in ruins all up and down the street. We’re just grateful it didn’t get the fruit farmers.

Although the annuals are shot, the bushes and perennials weathered the storm just fine. Below is a David Austin English “Mary” Rose. It’s the first rose to flower in spring and it blooms and blooms until winter sets in. Miss Mary watches our three Mary roses all year long and likes to have her picture taken in front of them even in winter.Today my girl scampered into the house calling, “My Mary Rose is blooming! It’s almost summer!”

Bloom little girl, bloom; and don’t let those storms get you down.

May 29, 2008
June 2, 2008



  1. Bonnie

    May 31, 2008

    That was a crazy hailstorm. Storms always make me feel small – but this one made me feel like an atom. It seems so wrong that it can hail in summer…

  2. katherine

    June 1, 2008

    I think that rose is growing just like Mary!!!

  3. Shelah

    June 1, 2008

    Crazy hail, Michelle.

    I saw your comment on my blog and decided to come over here to answer you just in case you didn’t check mine again.

    I think that the book is useful, but a lot of the pertinent info is on the website. The book is lots and lots of testimonials. I’m glad I read it, but I don’t feel like it added very much to what I already knew from the internet. If you can find the furman institute FIRST website and do a search on Runner’s World, that’s probably good enough. I did think that the chapter on whether or not Boston is a realistic goal was useful, but if that’s not a concern for you, I’d start with the free info. I didn’t buy the book until after I ran a marathon using the program.

  4. StakerSensations

    June 2, 2008

    that is crazy we only got rain!!!

  5. Blue

    June 2, 2008

    I went to take pictures of the storm and resultant hail, but realized that my SD card was in my laptop, which Doc had borrowed that day. So no pics for us. But it was insane how much hail and sleet there was. Our back yard was literally covered with it…even the grass. It looked like snow.

    I’m glad your plants are recovering. Your yard looks glorious! ♥

  6. emily

    June 3, 2008

    that last picture of mary. sigh. love.

Comments are closed.