Today started out gloriously sunny and warm. Hummers were dancing in the air as I ate my breakfast.
Shyla snoozed in the warmth of the sunshine, show her well-earned silver fur at age 5!
We headed out for a ride through fields of wildflowers.
When we finished, there were still no clouds in the sky. So, not surprisingly, I forgot my rain jacket when I headed out on my own for a bike ride. It stayed sunny for a while although I could hear rumbling from a storm to my northwest. Then, the sky turned black, and huge hail started pelting me. I hid in an outhouse!
Years ago, I met a wonderful couple who own a mining claim that was on today's riding route. They have no structures on their land except for an outhouse. They told me that I could use the outhouse whenever I needed to. I'd never gone into it until today. I was SO grateful for the outhouse today. It saved me from a pummeling by Mother Nature.
The hail was hitting the outhouse roof so loudly that I could barely even think. Thankfully, the storm passed quickly. I peeked outside. Compare the hail size to the pine cones!
I picked up a hail stone, and it broke. However, the photo still gives you an idea of how big it was.
After my sprint home, I was amazed to find that it was sunny there. There was no hail on the ground - and someone else confirmed that it hadn't hailed at our house. What a crazy mountain world we live in!
This is the first time that I've ever felt so grateful for an outhouse!
Thank you to our friend Brian for organizing a Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!