But I'm talking 'bout hail...
On Sunday, while I was away helping Janiece and her SmartMan with some yard work, my property was being shredded by hail. I had a nice pile of it on the deck when I got back home and the pear tree looked like this at the top:
Worse, I had taken my beautiful herb plants out from under cover just that morning. The only one that escaped unscathed was the thyme, since I had forgotten to bring it back out from under cover. It occurred to me that it might hail, but I didn't think it would, since the reason the plants were under cover in the first place was that on Saturday it had hailed very slightly and I caught it in time to put them under cover. It certainly wouldn't do that two times in a row, right? No, it hailed worse. :(
The most damaged one was the Italian basil (this photo was actually taken after it had recovered for 24 hours while my camera batteries recharged):
Susan, the dear, has offered to buy me a new basil, so I shall be basil-less for only a short while. Of the other damaged plants, I think the mint and the rosemary will probably recover. The Thai basil is 50-50.
Seeing my poor ravaged plants makes me feel like a bad mother who sent her kid to school without a coat.
I'm bad plant mother. :(