Last Sunday we had a hailstorm that ripped through Northwest Ohio.  It took a full 20 to 30 minutes to pass each place it hit.  This gave it a chance to pummel the trees, flowers, and crops across the region.  It was fun to watch and pretty to look at as it collected on the ground, but what it left behind doesn’t look so pretty anymore.

The field of corn behind our house is visibly cut to shreds.  The hostas and daylilies in my landscaping look like “faldas de Hawaiiana” – Hawaiian grass skirts – as my mother would say.  It’s amazing to still see the resilient plants still with new buds and getting ready to bloom.