Forces of Nature – machine-gunned from above.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Forces of Nature.”

To me, nothing illustrates forces of nature better than storms – storm tides, thunderstorms, hurricanes or tornadoes, or – as here – hailstorms.  I was amazed, after viewing this picture, to see how high those golf-ball-sized chunks of ice could ricochet. It rarely hails in this part of the world, but on this occasion it made a thorough job of it.


This blog will go silent over the weekend.  For the first time in many years, Much Better Half and I will be taking a break on our own.  Courtesy of Younger Daughter, we will be spending Saturday and Sunday night in our beloved KwaZulu Natal Midlands.  It is hoped than many pictures will come out of the excursion!

© Colonialist May 2015 (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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8 Responses to Forces of Nature – machine-gunned from above.

  1. Nice shot

    If you want you can participate to my weekly challenge just here :


  2. Pussycat44 says:

    All Hail, Col! Have a super weekend.


  3. Have a great time – I hope you don’t get hailed on – A blow on the head with one of those could seriously damage your health.


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  5. Great capture of the hailstorm. Enjoy your weekend. 🙂


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