Though Scott and I were safely tucked inside when the hail started, John was out mowing the lawn. He saw a piece of hail land on the grass and did the most logical thing that one can do when things are falling out of the sky. He looked up! He has a slight red mark above his right eye, but I think he'll recover. Our neighbor is annoyed that the sirens didn't go off. I reminded him that hail wasn't generally considered life threatening. He said, "No, but it sure does hurt when it hits you in the head!" Below is a picture of John holding the assaulting hail. This isn't actually the one that hit him or the neighbor, this is the one I stuck down the back of Scott's shirt, so it's melted a little.
The hail in our garden made it look like there were quite a few errant miniature golf balls! If only I had a yellow rain slicker I could have gone outside to play!
Thankfully, the most severe damage at our house caused by the hail was to our hostas. Unfortunately, they make up about 90% of our very large garden. Do you think we can make a claim for them on our homeowners insurance?