Tuesday, December 16, 2008


When I opened my curtains this morning, I got a surprise. I yelled out "snow!!!!" Wait...snow? in Monterey? Am I dreaming? Am I drinking? (that one's for you Mom) Nope, I'm awake and sober. So snow? Not exactly....hail. After I opened my door and walked outside, I remembered what woke me up early this morning. It was pouring down rain then started to hail. Hard. I took the pictures below around 10am. The temp was about 40°F and it was still all over! It's 2pm now and I think it's hit about 45°F and the sun has come out, so it's all gone. But for those of you who don't live in Monterey...or even California...this is not normal. Sure it hails in Monterey on occasion. Even snows a bit maybe once every 10 years. But I have NEVER seen it stay on the ground that long! For us...it's COLD!

The neighbor's

My yard (the big white pieces are rocks...)

Ok, so maybe it doesn't look quite like Monica's house in Seattle:

Or Uncle Marvin's house in Holly, Michigan:

Or my cousin Kim's house in Harrison, Michigan (nice pix by the way Kim!):

But I was still excited, ok?!?