We could tell it was shifting back towards us and luckily it was the downhill portion so I jumped in the lead and ran as hard as I could at the fastest pace I could sustain for a couple of miles until we would be safe under tall trees or reach the house if we got lucky. Small scrub oak works for protection but it's better to not lay on the ground if you can help it. Plan your route based on possible weather you see heading in. Colorado Springs is a high desert environment on the mountain edges, protection from bad weather is sometimes hard to find. Sort of like running at treeline.
It's cute to see hail in June, sometimes it's the only moisture we get, little tiny pieces of ice just bouncing around you while you run on a nice trail. It's not cute when it's like this;
Here are some pictures from this morning right after dawn, everything looked normal, as good as I can make it with my limited gardening knowledge from being a kid. Some of the tomato plants are thriving, some are looking sad but still have fruit. When you keep everything the same for each plant, one can only shrug on why some thrive vs. just survive. Sort of like my brother compared to me.
|Blueberries. 2 small bushes. Will plant more if they do well this year.|
|Strawberries, someone else keeps eating them all before me.|
|Clematis. It's better than plan ivy but takes forever to spread.|
|One of 4 tomato plants. They are still budding out all over.|
|Rose bush transplanted 12 years ago from the in-laws old house.|
|Rose bush transplanted from a neighbor last year, off the front porch.|
|Sweet peppers (red) starting to get big.|
|Cherry tomato plant, about 100 of them waiting to ripen.|