That is what I would be saying to him today. Hail. Caesar. Not a greeting or a halloo. No. More like, it’s hailing. What!! Apparently I did not read my phone app nor the clouds properly outside for hail came a flying down while out for morning walk. I thought for a moment I was imagining things as I felt a drop of something hard fall upon my hand. Bird doo doo does not feel like that (personal experience). But I checked the temperature before going out and it read a balmy +6’C or for those imperialistic minds like my dad, 42’F. Hat and mitt kind of weather maybe as the wind could get up so off Maggie May and I went for our morning walk.
I really like the morning for walking because it is fresh and dewy. Although I have noticed lately that the sunrise is coming later and later which in turn means thatI go out a bit later. Why? Well for one thing I cannot see the leavings of my dog as she parks herself for her morning constitution. And for another, God for bid, a skunk or raccoon!! But also, one thinks about safety. Even though I dislike immensely Maggie May’s yip and pip that she does often, especially inside, she senses and forewarns. It is the other 95% of her yip that leaves you grrrring like a leaf falling, mice droppings, an ant crawling…what she hears with those little ears must drive her crazy. It does me. LOL.
But today all is good. When looking up at the sky the clouds were beautifully layered and billowed. I wish I had my camera but I probably would not have captured its impression. Shades of grey-white pillows, blanketed across the sky, soft and downy look to them. I have never seen clouds quite like that before. And yet eerily spooky as well with the overcast of grey and gloomy morning light rose. It would be a perfect Halloween morning, ghoulish and dreary, soon to be upon us. I cannot believe we are half way through October!!!
Anyway I think I need to freeze the image of these clouds in my mind because they brought hail. What kind of clouds do that? It was surreal because I thought my body was being babyish as the sting of it, what I thought to be, rain. Rain does not hurt. Nor is it whitish. And it does not ping and bounce.
I started to laugh because I am in the middle of my walk with traffic lights and busy morning traffic and other people walking their dogs and few trees overarching the sidewalk. And my dog was doing a dance of sorts. Well I guess she was trying to dodge the ice bullets. LOL. I guess our walk is going to take on a new pace. Sorry Maggie no peeing for you. Pulling down my hat, putting my mitts back on, and holding tight to the leash, I turned my face up for a few seconds enjoying the crazy and smiling. Why not?
You just never know what to expect. Expect the unexpected. Thankfully I did not run into the huge wild turkey that roams freely in the neighbourhood for the last couple of years. I wonder what it did when the hail came out! Oh well. Nature takes care of its own. Now back at my daughter’s place safe and sound, I look outside the window now as I contemplate the day ahead, and the sun is shining!! Seriously. All that for what? The clouds are still there but now dispersed, thinned out, and scattered. How does that happen? Mother Nature you are at it again. I guess life is to be enjoyed no matter what. Hail to the hail. Kicked up my walk a notch or two. Haha. Blessings.
Let us pray for those who are in need of our prayers and for the joy of the unexpected. Amen
FYI: Hail comes from cumulonimbus clouds (computer dictionary).