We were out at an appointment when it started hailing. We were excited to watch it out of the window and the hail got bigger and bigger as a huge thunder storm started. After our appointment we ran through the hail which was still falling to get to our car. As we started driving home we saw the most beautiful double rainbow appear.
The rainbow became so vibrant and was the brightest and clearest rainbow we had ever seen. We had fun driving to see if we could get to the end of the rainbow and was amazed that we could sit right under the end of it. Unfortunately we didn't find a pot of gold at the end :) As we were almost home I had to pull over again to take another photo on my phone. The autumn colours, rainbow and white hail on the ground just looked amazing together.
When we got home we were amazed that the hail was even thicker on our front lawn than what we saw in town. Our lawn and garden was white and it looked like snow. We couldn't wait to jump out of the car to play in it. The sky turned an amazing colour as the clouds were starting to clear away.
The boys were so excited as we only ever see snow if we drive to the mountains during the winter to see it. I told them that we've already had our snow trip this year ;)
After we played for ages out the front we came inside to get warm and then Harri yelled 'quick Mum!!! Come and look at the backyard!!'. The backyard was covered even more than the front.
There is still hail on our lawn now - five hours later! I'm sure the boys will remember the hail storm as a highlight of the school holidays.