Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mother Nature


Cactus fruit



This is the hail from the storm we drove through in mid New Mexico. It was hailing so hard we had to pull over to the side of the road and wait it out. Mother Nature can be quite scary at times!



Looking back at the storm.

8 comments:

Janet Kincaid said...

I'm rarely rattled by weather--except maybe wind storms, but only because I really dislike driving in the wind--but that storm freaked me out.

That said, though, I'd take that hail storm any day over that damn dust devil we drove through later in the trip that dinged my paint and cracked my windshield.

Maya said...

Janet: I could have sworn that hail was going to come right through the roof! It was scary! That dust devil sure did a number on your car. Poor thing.

Dusty Lens said...

Hope the stormn didn't wreak havoc on the car. Hail can do quite a bit of damage. mother Nature can surely get upset with us.

Maya said...

Dusty: We were worried that it would. Surprisingly enough, the hail didn't, but a big dust devil we went through in CA did!

Virginia said...

Those are some mighty fine photos. Sharp as a tack and just gorgeous.
V

Maya said...

V: Thanks!

Kim said...

Glad you guys were okay and that your windshield and car body weren't damaged! I worked at a desert mountain camp one summer when a hail storm took out most of the canvas on the platform tents. We had taken immediate shelter in a tent and were huddled in there like sardines with about 50 little girls. They were shrieking as the hail stones bounced under the canvas onto the wood and ricocheted everywhere, pelting their legs. We had to bridge a small flash flood with picnic benches to get them out of the tent afterward. There wasn't a shred of vegetation left on the manzanita and ribbon wood scrub afterward. The kids played with the hail like snow, mounding it up into big hills, there was so much. Way scary.
-Kim

Maya said...

Kim: I've been in these types of hail storms before as well. They are scary!