In Western PA we are experiencing the odd weather patterns, 80’s one week and freeze warning the next. This morning, I was preoccupied with my normal routine of morning computer work and then take a break and head out to the barn to feed the cows. I ‘suited up’ for the cold temps of yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to feel a warm breeze on my face. Then I really noticed the weather….
I spent a few moments marveling at the intensity of the colors. Then I headed to the barn – a mere 50 yards from the house.
As I started forking the hay I heard that first clunk on the metal roof of the barn. I paused to look for Lucy (the new puppy). That is when all “hail” broke loose.
The sound of pounding hail on the metal roof was deafening. The cows stopped eating, some even gathered into a circle in their section. And Lucy? This was obviously her first experience with hail and she was having a melt down.
My attempt to snap a picture of Lucy running through the hail storm proved just how fast she really is! I’m not sure if it was the pounding of the pea-sized ice balls on her, or the thundering sound of the hail bouncing off the barn roof – but Lucy was on hyper-run. It was all I could do to shout her name and get her to come stand by me.
When the dust settled….I mean, when the stones stopped, the quiet was just as shocking as the pounding. I was able to continue my feeding but I opted out of the morning jog up the hill to check on the cows at the top. You see, I have this weird fear of storms and lightning 🙂 But I do enjoy the beauty of them…