Plant leaves show the hail damage of our 30-minute storm.
Two days ago a rogue hail storm cut a 20-block swatch across central Denver, leaving our new blooming plants battered and drooping. We planned to go yesterday to the Botanic Gardens, forgetting about the storm as much of the city was unaffected. Sadly the large-leafed and high-profile plants took the brunt of it.
Some survived but without their blossoms raised to the sun
The gardeners were able to vacuum up some of the dry leaves but the mallards remain purplexed by the leafy debris on the usually glassy surface of their favorite ponds.