thunder storm || hail

Saturday, August 15, 2015



Wow...talk about a crazy day yesterday. We were to go swimming..it was such a nice day, and we recently found a new beach nearby our house. We drove there and thought the clouds looked iffy, so we decided to turn back. We stopped at our library to get the radar and then decided to get some ice cream and come home. My sisters and I ran in the store and got some ice cream bars...when we were just walking out…and it started to hail. Yes, hail. We dashed in the car (and I made my way to the front seat..whoo! Younger sisters are awesome ;) ) and started driving home in the hail. About three minutes away from our house, we stopped on the road, contemplating what to do. The storm has traveled over our home..and the place where the beach was-was now all clear. So, crazy as it seems-we drove back to go swimming.

After swimming for an hour or so, we dashed (again), for the car when we noticed more dark clouds...another storm. We ended up having to take the long way home, avoiding the storm. Strangely enough, it didn't rain much, but it certainly was an adventure. But…'Adventure...is a wonderful thing.' ;)

The lake was super fun! Julia and I were teaching ourselves how to swim..boy, that’s tiring! It was really fun to go deep, and the beach was so sandy. My sisters and I had a lot of fun teaching ourselves how to swim, pushing each other around, and trying to toss each other in the water. LOL! Oh..and we learned that “swimming in one place,” is actually called “treading water,” thanks dad! ;) You learn something new every day.

Can you “tread” in water?
Have you ever ran in hail?

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  1. It's actually never really hailed where I live, but that surely must have taken you on such a great adventure, yes! Hehe, I like how you and your sisters think: "There's a storm here but a sunny lake here... We're taking the sunny lake."

    xoxo Morning

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    1. lol. It's hailed quite a few times here..it's always neat to see after the storm, when it just covers the ground. :) I know, I know, lakes are pretty awesome. It was the first time I got to swim this summer..yeah, I know. :P lol!

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  2. I LOVE your photos, Sarah Margaret! Especially the one with the cornfield (I have a deep sentimental attachment to cornfields.) Gorgeous! :-D

    Heehee, sounds like a fun day. I love thunderstorms! There's something wonderfully thrilling about being caught in one. :-)

    ~Emma

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    1. Thanks, Emma! lol. Yes, yes, they are pretty fun to run in too. ;) lol! I'll have to take more photos of cornfields for you then. :) I'm snapping photos as quick as I can...I loveeee green. Summer, stay forever!

      It was thrilling alright. LOL. Seriously, it kept going where ever we were! lol!

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  3. Hey Sarah! Sorry I haven't commented in a while! :) You take some amazing pics!

    Looks like y'all had fun swimming, even if there was ensuing hail! Looks like a pretty fun time. :)

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    1. Heyyy Lauren! :D aw, thanks! It was super fun, it's a really nice lake..and we are glad we found it! lol. It was an adventure, it would have been even more fun if you were there though!

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  4. Ooh, sounds like an eventful day! The one time it hailed here, I slept through it haha. And yes, I can tread water :))
    xoxo

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    1. It certainly was! I took half a gazillion photos (slightly exaggerating there..) lol. You slept through it?! It was so loud, and we had to dash to the car! ;) It's a first for being in the car while hailing for me though. That's awesome! We are trying to teach ourselves..it was hilarious. Later that day our mom and dad were showing us how they tread water and my dad said, "You do whatever it takes to stay afloat," lol!

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  5. I love the photos, and your ice cream looks yummy!

    One time there was a fire and it looked like it was right down the street, so my family hopped in the car and tried to find where the fire was only it kept 'going' farther and farther away until it we drove into another state (since I live on the boarder of a state) and found out that it was a controlled burning of some grass or whatever.

    I have ran while it was hailing it was so scary!

    ~Emily

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    1. Thanks, Emily! lol. I was feeling artistic when I took that photo. I always loved that kind of ice cream.. Salted caramel is the BEST. EVER.

      Oh wow, that's crazy! We have never had that before. It must be pretty dry where you live. Sounds adventurous. ;)

      lol. The hail wasn't too large, and it actually didn't hurt. But it did melt when it landed on you, getting you quite soaked quickly. ;)

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  6. Sounds like an interesting day! I love treading water, my dad and I try to see who can tread the longest :D

    ~Noor

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    1. Quite! :) That's awesome! It's pretty hard to teach yourself, but good to know how to do!

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  7. Gah, these are so pretty and dramatic with the clouds and such. I especially like the reflection with your camera, the drops on the window and the front windshield looking down the road with the arc from the wipers!
    There was one time when my sisters and some friends were riding four wheelers and it started to hail and rain a bit. We kept going, riding in the rain is fun, but the quarter size hail...that sort of hurts hahaha!

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    1. Thanks so much! That really means a lot to me. :) lol. I thought it was artistic, when I showed it to my mom she didn't realize what at first. ;)
      Oh dear! The hail wasn't too large, and it didn't hurt-but it was cold and I got soaked quickly! lol! It's an adventure, right? :)

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  8. Sounds like quite a day! I always love it when it hails. The little chunks of ice look so pretty sparkling in the sun!
    Your ice cream looks delicious, by the way.
    --Rebecca at The Silver Flute

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    1. It has hailed multiple times where we live, though I never ran in it before that time!
      lol. Good eye, Rebecca. ;) It was good, haha.

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  9. Yes, I have ran in hail before... ( Not fun! And yes, I can tread water.

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  10. Oh my goodness, these are such awesome pictures! :) You have some serious talent girl!

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    1. Thanks, Abigail! I'll be sure to check it out. :)

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  12. I don't think I've ever ran in hail before, but once it was pouring and I went down our hill in our backyard to shut the shed door. I was drenched! At least I didn't have to take a shower though! :)
    ~Ellie;P
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    1. It's fun running in the rain, though you have to watch out so you don't slip! :) lol!
      I'll go check out your giveaway! :)

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