This is Gross

We were recently hit with quite the storm, completely out of nowhere on a beautiful hot day.

The storm blew in faster than I could shut the windows. The fierce wind picked up much dirt and covered everything in the house. Gross.

Most of my tall aspen trees couldn’t fight against the wind and uprooted. Ugh.

Then. The hail started.

We didn’t get it as bad as some, causing damage to cars and siding, yet all my flowers are ruined. 

alberta hail

Then, as fast as the storm came, the sun was again strong and bright. Of course since it was a beautiful day up until, the girls were in suimsuits and thought it was surreal to play in the ‘snow’ after some melted and the temps were back up. 

alberta hail 2

I just love the look on Katie’s face – complete disgust behind a fake smile. Yep, I’ll have this same look permanently on my face, when winter hits in a couple months. 

Ok, that’s enough of that. Brrr. Here’s something better to look at from a couple days ago. 

alberta sun

Crazy Alberta weather.



  1. How bizarre the pictures says it all ;-)

    Have a stormtastic week ;-)

  2. Debbie Bashford says:

    yes saw some pictures of the very large hail and the terrible damage it did!

    • There was an article about it yesterday in the Huffington Post – calling the hail storms in AB a ‘huge catastrophe’! So much damage, yet I consider ourselves lucky it wasn’t worse.

  3. Yikes! I do miss some of the awesome storms Alberta can bring but not that, not the destructive hail (it damaged my car so bad one day when a tornado touched down in Stony Plain back when I lived up there).

  4. How sad you lost your flowers, storms can do so much damage. Hopefully they will recuperate!!

  5. The weather was certainly crazy for you. Hope it gets better soon.

  6. We have the same weather at the moment> Its suppose to be summer here and yet we have a storm. No hail but we have the strong wind and rain. My potted plants are now scattered all over the terrace. #ww

  7. Wow, what a storm! We are in need of rain…not hail, just rain. Best to you!


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