geoviki: (animals - oh shit)
[personal profile] geoviki
This is not snow, but hail.  There was wind swirling, and lighting blasting very close by.  I'm waiting for locusts next.  We have no garden left - no tomatoes, no flowers, pretty near no leaves.

Looking out my back door:

backyard hail


And from the front door:
frontyardhail

Date: 2013-09-09 10:53 pm (UTC)
cordelia_v: Snape knows that boys don't cry (Boys Don't Cry)
From: [personal profile] cordelia_v
Oh, sweetie. I'm so sorry about the plants. Sounds like you'd need a hothouse or giant cages to protect them, where you live (which is impossible for a good-sized garden).

*pets you and hates on the winter*

Date: 2013-09-09 11:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geoviki.livejournal.com
It's not exactly winter, though. It was 83 degrees when this let loose.

The air smells very herbal from the large garden remains just above us (behind the backyard fence). Now there's a family who's crying big fat tears right now.

Date: 2013-09-12 05:24 am (UTC)
ext_150: (anime me)
From: [identity profile] kyuuketsukirui.livejournal.com
Wait, what? How can there be hail when it's in the 80s!? O_o Did it melt really fast after you took those pictures? (I am confused by this weather.)

Date: 2013-09-13 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geoviki.livejournal.com
It's really likely to hail when it's hot and unsettled with thunderstorms. Hail forms way high up in the cold atmosphere and churns around up there in cells, getting bigger and bigger until it falls on the innocent. We're known for volatile weather here - it comes from not being near an ocean. You're a California boy, you have totally different (and probably equally weird) weather.

It took over a day to melt, even though it was in the 60s the entire time. And if you drive a mile in any direction from us, there was no hail, just rain. Very local. Lucky us, huh?

Date: 2013-09-13 01:55 am (UTC)
ext_150: (Default)
From: [identity profile] kyuuketsukirui.livejournal.com
Oh wow, interesting! I had no idea. Maybe that's why it's hailed here a couple times but never snowed (at least in my lifetime).

Date: 2013-09-10 01:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pir8fancier.livejournal.com
O.O. Good lord, that is unbelievable! IN SEPTEMBER???????????

Date: 2013-09-10 02:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geoviki.livejournal.com
We can get hail like this any time. About 6 years ago we were out of town and it happened even worse - the rivers of hail pushed down the fence and the top wall in the back yard. We had to rebuild the whole thing.

Five hours later and there's still a lot of hail on the grass. There were helicopters and local newsmen out here filming it all.

Date: 2013-09-10 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] goseaward.livejournal.com
o.O That is...an impressive amount of hail. I am very sorry to hear about your plants.

(But, I admit, I about busted a gut at your icon... :) )

Date: 2013-09-10 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geoviki.livejournal.com
I don't get to use that icon very much but it seemed apropos, right? Here's another classic.

Date: 2013-09-10 03:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lemonade8.livejournal.com
So sorry about your garden things. That stinks!

But, er, do you mind if I drive over and roll around in your hail? I was so freaking hot today in Kansas that I wanted to crawl into a freezer and not come out until I was blue.

Date: 2013-09-13 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geoviki.livejournal.com
We had the record-breaking heat, too, just before this. Locusts next?

Date: 2013-09-10 03:36 am (UTC)
ext_14568: Lisa just seems like a perfectly nice, educated, middle class woman...who writes homoerotic fanfiction about wizards (BC-Bill rock ACK)
From: [identity profile] midnitemaraud-r.livejournal.com
Holy shit! Crazy Colorado weather! Good thing you've got a strong roof! RIP flowers and tomatoes. *sigh*

Date: 2013-09-13 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geoviki.livejournal.com
Well, you should be an expert at crazy-making weather after your trials last year with Sandy.

BTW...I have fallen for Loveless. My next post will be fannish, I swear it!

Date: 2013-09-14 03:33 am (UTC)
ext_14568: Lisa just seems like a perfectly nice, educated, middle class woman...who writes homoerotic fanfiction about wizards (loveless - love&chains)
From: [identity profile] midnitemaraud-r.livejournal.com
♥Loveless!♥

I love that manga! I should probably feel naughty for shipping canon Soubi/Ritsuka, but I don't because they're just so much ♥! And pain! SO MUCH PAIN! But the good kind of pain! (And Kio! I ♥ Kio, too! And the Zeroes!)

Have you watched the anime yet? (Not that you've had time or anything lately... Heh. But at least you got to sleep! \o/) Let me know if you need them. I think I still have them on my external drive, but I also have the DVDs I can send you. :)

Looking at the pics of Boulder and your area was eerily reminiscent of Sandy, but at least it didn't go on for DAYS! And we didn't have hail either as a precursor! (But man, they JUST rebuilt the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, NJ, and it all went up in flames yesterday. Whoops?)

Date: 2013-09-14 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geoviki.livejournal.com
I ship canon Soubi/Ritsuka too. Is this wrong of us?! This is the perfect hurt/comfort story for me, I'm such a sucker for it. And I too love Kio; I think he and Soubi do it to relieve the pressure, right? And the Zeroes! But I really dislike the grade school characters, and they're even worse in the anime. Those squeally female voices, aaargh!

I did already watch the anime last week before things got crazy. And I've read all the published manga plus the scanlations of the most recent chapters. Did I mention I am hooked? This is what it looks like.

You wouldn't happen to have the first little story about Soubi going to Comiket with his mangaka friend? Or the novel where we find out who Ritsuka's true fighter is? Or links?

Date: 2013-09-10 07:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snottygrrl.livejournal.com
so sad about yours (and everyone else's) gardens. nature, what can you do? we've had some v. v. unusual lightning storms lately, but nothing damaging, just flashy.

Date: 2013-09-13 01:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geoviki.livejournal.com
It has now become worse (see latest post). At least I'm not near a river; the whole Front Range is flooding like crazy right now.

Date: 2013-09-10 09:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ruric.livejournal.com
Holy crap - that's vicious!

Date: 2013-09-13 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geoviki.livejournal.com
Vicious, and now has taken a turn for the worse. There's massive flooding all around us but fortunately I'm not near one of the rivers.

Happy belated birthday, also! *raises drink*

Date: 2013-09-23 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ruric.livejournal.com
Thanks and I've been following all the news about the scale of the flooding. Sounds terrifying!

Date: 2013-09-10 09:32 am (UTC)
ravurian: (ravurian brit boy)
From: [personal profile] ravurian
Oh sure, that'd give you a headache if you were out in it. Is this... usual?

Date: 2013-09-13 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geoviki.livejournal.com
Unfortunately, too common. This is what happens without oceans nearby. We're one of the most hail-prone areas of the US. Lightening, too. And now we've got major flooding (see current post).

Date: 2013-09-10 04:32 pm (UTC)
who_la_hoop: (Default)
From: [personal profile] who_la_hoop
Wow, that's pretty changeable weather - sorry about your plants.

Date: 2013-09-13 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geoviki.livejournal.com
"If you don't like the weather in Colorado, just wait a minute."

(one of our local sayings)

Date: 2013-09-10 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sesheta-66.livejournal.com
Wow! We get hail in August/September, but never enough to hang around and accumulate like that. Oh Shit is right. In related news, our temp is currently 34C/93F (feels like 43C/109F with humidity) and they're calling for thunderstorms. I wouldn't be surprised if hail accompanied it.

Sorry about the plants. :(

Date: 2013-09-13 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geoviki.livejournal.com
Well, turns out the plants are the least of our worries at the moment, unfortunately, as we try to staunch the tides of water. I...kinda miss our record-setting heat from last week. Be careful what I wish for and all that...
Edited Date: 2013-09-13 01:09 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-09-11 07:56 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-09-13 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geoviki.livejournal.com
In spades. Our current floods make me miss the hail now.

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