One of the things I love most about living in Boulder is the surprise weather! It may be sunny 300 days a year, but even a day that starts out sunny and warm could easily end in rain or snow. The temperature can change 40 degrees more quickly than I would have thought possible before I moved here.
Yesterday, just as we were about to sit down and watch the Red Sox game, the sky opened up and after a minute of heavy rain, hail started falling. The hail stones got bigger and bigger until there were dime-sized balls assaulting the tin roof, the street, and any unfortunate people caught outside. Nick and I stood in the kitchen and watched out the storm door. When the sky cleared up a bit, we stepped outside to look around. I took my camera with me around the neighborhood and collected some interesting pictures.
The black and white shot above was taken out my second floor office window just after I noticed the rain had turned to hail. I love the distortion created by shooting through the 100+ year old glass.
As soon as the downfall ended, the melting began. Water was rushing down the street into the gutter, carving an interesting snake-like path down the sidewalk.
Signs of spring peek through the hail.