Saturday, March 6, 2010

Rain Delay

I had hoped to post of Wild Thing with her borders on today; however, Melbourne's lovely weather had other ideas! We had one of the biggest storms in ages, the weather bureau said it was the worst kind of storm cell you can have.

I was at a local shopping centre when the storm hit; the sound of the hail on the glass roof was deafening. We dashed down an escalator under this glass roof, with the warning "watch out for hail stones"! Then out in the main part of the shopping centre we saw a huge crowd gathered. Being curious, we moved closer, only to see a huge volume of water wash into the centre. We were on the upper level, but downstairs we could see water flowing in as well. People were taking their shoes off to get past the flooding, and several people were landing on their backsides. Many of the stores were flooded. And that water was cold!

The hailstones were huge, almost the size of golfballs. Many people have hail damage to their cars (we had ours under cover fortunately), there are leaves and branches everywhere, my zucchini plants have been flattened and the tops of my tomato plants were "decapitated".

A few photos from a facebook group that's been set up:

Hopefully I can get you a quilt picture soon; in the meantime I'm starting a quilt with Aster Manor.


The Quilt Buddy said...

Glad that you are ok! Those are some huge hailballs.

Can't wait to see the quilt.

Carol said...

OMG that is just crazy! Those hail stones are gigantic. Glad you're OK...poor zucchini and tomatoes though.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Love the rain, especially rainy evenings! That first picture is awesome!! Have a happy day.

Jelly Wares said...

WOW!!! Those hail stones are huge!!!! What crazy weather, thank goodness you're O.K...

Jodie :)