We had another hailstorm last night. I had just yesterday been admiring how lush everything was compared to last year after the major hailstorm we had. I watched helplessly as the newly emerged sugar maple leaves and sycamore leaves were blown onto the house and sidewalk. The hail blew in violently onto the covered porch. You can see the pellets here against the house and front doormat. A twig of sugar maple leaves lies beside them.
I noticed that a small dead branch from the sugar maple with pock marks from last year's storm was blown onto the porch. It landed on and broke one of the two tomato plants we bought yesterday. It almost felt like a divine judgment.