Last weekend the weather decided to be unpleasant. I don’t have a lot to say, but the pictures tell the story quite well. Here are the before pictures when my yard was looking so nice:
Before Yard

Before Fence

Before Roses

Storm in progress:

After the hail finally stopped:
After Yard


After Fence

After Roses

It hailed on and off for a few hours. When it finally stopped hailing/raining I had 3+ inches of hail gathered against the fence and all the plants in my yard were looking quite battered.

Warmer Weather Again

The lilac seems to have mostly recovered from the snow/cold last weekend:
Lilac Blooms
The blooms are opening quite nicely and though there are a bunch of leaves that shriveled up most of them have stopped looking all wilted. Now that I look at it that picture makes it look worse than it is: That one is from Friday because my pictures today didn’t turn out well (too bright with the sun directly overhead and me trying to take pictures from the side because it’s taller than I am).

While I was outside on Friday Dash snuck out to wait for birds to come to the feeder. Here he is hiding:
Dash "Hiding"
He practically crawled there, staying low and carefully hiding himself behind the tufts of grass to the sides. I don’t think he has any idea how to actually catch a bird…

I spent a decent portion of the afternoon today sitting outside reading. Talore spend most of the time outside with me, while Dash came out for a bit then went back inside to sleep by the door.

Talore didn’t quite leave puncture wounds all down my leg when the dove landed on the fence while she was lying in my lap, but I think I only escaped that because I had jeans on. I think the dove had taken off before she even hit the ground so I didn’t get to see her try to actually catch it. She didn’t even get that close to the sparrow that had landed earlier: she wasn’t looking at the right moment so she didn’t notice it till it flew away.

Spring in Colorado

Sure it’s May, that doesn’t mean it can’t still snow:
Snow Again

Talore insisted she wanted to go out even though there was snow still falling. She didn’t stay out for long.

I had hoped that the weekend would be warm and sunny and that the lilac would bloom. It was starting to on Friday but I don’t think any more of the buds have opened since:
Lilac Blooming


Sadly, my outdoor plants are doing better than my lone indoor plant: I nearly killed my catnip plant due to not watering it enough (again). Luckly, I remembered it in time and after a few hours it was perking back up.