Love Is in the Air, Along with Hail and Torrential Rain

What season is this?  Winter?  Spring?  Monsoon?

It’s been weird around here.  I’m wondering if it will be June before I get to plant a garden!  I usually plant around April 15th.

As I was attempting to capture a neighbor’s escaped rooster, which was passionately dancing up and down the fence for our hens, these strange clouds blew in.

edge of dark cloud front reaching across the sky

I used PicMonkey to “stitch” together four shots of this unusual cloud formation.

I shot several photos before the growing roars of thunder drove me inside.

a rolled-up looking row of dark clouds followed by lighter skies

The rolled-up line of clouds blew by quickly.

A few moments later, here came a blast wind and of nickel-sized hail, spooking the poor rooster down the street.

nickel-sized hail falling in a green spring yard

The photo is of poor quality, so I marked a few of the falling pieces of hail for you.

After only three or four minutes, the hail changed to drenching rain, melting away most of the hail stones before I was able to capture any photos worth sharing.

Upon peeking outside later, it just looked like a calm, cloudy day.  The rooster was back dancing for our hens, and there wasn’t even a wisp of wind to turn the weather vane fan in my garden.

textured clouds hang above a green yard and garden after a storm

Was there a storm just a few minutes ago?

In the last month, we’ve had temperatures ranging from the high 40s to the low 80s.  One evening we are sitting on the couch wrapped in a blanket with the heater on, a couple of days later, we have the air conditioner blowing.  Either way, the utility companies are happy.  Lol

There’s a saying I’ve heard many times over the years:  “If you don’t like the weather in Arkansas, just stick around because it changes every five minutes!”


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