We've had some really strange weather over the last few days. Three days ago it was hail with some thunder and lightning thrown in just to scare the crap out of sweet little Csilla. Yesterday it was hail and snow. And then today it was a snowy blizzard. It's the end of March for sugar's sake. WTF Mother Nature?
I took a few pictures just to prove I'm not lying. They aren't that great, but I don't claim to be a photographer. I own a nice camera. I get lucky sometimes.
Here's the hail. Click to see each picture only slightly larger (like you really care):
The only reason I even took these pictures is because I don't recall having much hail at this time of year. It's a bit strange. Or maybe I'm just losing my mind (which isn't entirely impossible). Maybe we have hail every year in March and I just don't remember.
I will say it's been frighteningly cold for March too. I know that's not normal. I can at least remember that. Please Winter-in-a-thinly-veiled-disguise-as-Spring, enough already. I really need you to be over.
This is our backyard in case you're wondering. Nana (aka my mom) jumped the gun on planting a few flowers this year. I'm sure those poor little yellow, white and purple beauties are really cursing her right now. It's not like she'd enjoy getting pelted by buck shot either. Way to go, Nana.
And then here's one of our deck all covered in hail. How cute is that? Those tiny pellets of hail are adorable. It reminds me of Dippin' Dots Ice Cream. Oh you yummy little balls of cold, sweet perfection you!
I have no idea how to take a good photograph of snow as it's falling. F-stops and shutter speeds leave me mystified. Should I have used a tripod? More flash? Less flash? A dancing bear? What?
These pictures may suck, but believe me, it was a blizzard out there today. Seriously. Crazy amounts of snow. Even for December. Especially for the end of March. Again, it's all a bit strange.
That's it for the pics.
If anybody has a line to mother nature, can you please put in a good word for Vancouver? I could really use some sunshine around here.
ps - I took all these pictures from two steps outside our house. I still had my slippers on. Even with all the crazy weather, I have to ask - is this place beautiful or what? Damn I love Vancouver.