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May 17, 2017 4:22 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Yesterday afternoon we had a hailstorm with marble sized and smaller hailstones driven by a strong wind. It did a lot of damage. Then we had some snow and rain followed by another freezing night. I took pictures this morning and it is disheartening to say the least. Thankfully I did not have any tender plants out of the greenhouse yet, and have not put bean or corn seeds into the ground. The peas I planted were under grass clipping mulch and haven't broken ground yet. Here are a few pictures of the flower beds and some of the vegie garden.

Most of the peonies had nice buds and a lot of leaves. Daffodils had finished blooming but were still green and storing food for next year. Iris had some bloom stalks and a few open flowers. That all changed in about 10 minutes. Here is what it looked like this morning. The flecks of green are leaves from the trees that were torn to shreds by hailstones and sent horizontally several hundred feet. Other than loosing leaves, and the fruit trees loosing blossoms there is no damage to our trees. Here are a few pictures of the flower beds.
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The rhubarb, strawberries and garlic are also in bad shape. The soil is warmer there so the hail had melted more by this afternoon.
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Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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