May 3rd, 2008

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Hail on April 19 in Portland, Oregon? Surely I Jest!

You'll remember that I mentioned I had tons of photos to share -- well this is a pretty good batch, I think!

Hail on front porchWe've had such freaky weather this year. As I've mentioned before, we're not used to it being this damn cold here in Portland during March and (especially) April. I was so appalled by the hail that fell after mid-April that I had to snap pictures to share!

What you're seeing here is me standing just inside the doorway and shooting down at the hail lying on the front porch on April 19. No, it isn't normal to be getting a bunch of cold weather -- and hail -- that late in April here in Portland.

You can see more photos from that day by Collapse )

Can you believe we had to run our furnace all during the month of April?

Hey, it's hard enough to have all this cold weather when oil prices aren't so high. The last time we bought oil it cost $370 for two hundred gallons. (sigh)

Anyway, we're having some nice weather right now -- even though both Marilyn mistressmarilyn and I have been too miserable to enjoy it. If we're up to it, we'd like to plant a few flowers this weekend, even so (time allowing).

It's great to see blue skies and sunshine -- like we did today. I hope it continues. Nice weather goes a long way toward making people healthier, I think...

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