. . . what five minutes of soft, pea-sized hail can do to irises. These were all brand new to us this year after planting them last fall - the rhyzomes were a gift from our friendly "iris lady." They were doing so well - and I think the ones that are "pending" will be okay when the sun comes back out. But it's sad. I have been thinking all afternoon, ever since the hail hit, that if it feels this bad to lose a few flowers, how awful it must be to be the victim of a tornado or hurricane!
I was going to go out and get a shot of this one this afternoon, but I didn't even have a chance.