Last week we had this freak summer hail storm. It's the worst hail I have seen here in Michigan since we've lived here. I was out on the deck grilling and setting the table out there for dinner. I just went into the house for something and when I returned it was starting to sprinkle. I had just enough time to get the meat off the grill and put the umbrella down when the wind started blowing. Within 15 minutes the wind was whipping and it was hailing and pouring rain! Less than 1/2 hour later it was all done and this is what was left. The pile is in the front yard where it poured off the room. My poor flowers took a beating and some were decapitated!! On a positive note: we needed the rain!!