In the Midwest, sudden storms and drastic weather changes are as normal as fireworks on the 4th of July.
In Germany, the weather remains fairly steady and predictable.
In one day, the weather went from a sunny and sticky 98° to a dark and stormy 69° and then back again to being hot and humid.
The storm was so strong that parts of Bonn were flooded and a road even collapsed.
I must admit, I really enjoyed watching the storm sweep through. It reminded me storms back in Illinois that pop up at a moment’s notice.
Every tree in the forest looked like it was straining to stand against the wind and rain.
The wind was so strong that no umbrella or tree was left unaltered.
The rain drops were huge and absolutely poured down.
After a few hours, the rain stopped and it was time to check out the damage.
The herbs held up pretty well through the storm,
but most of the larger plants were certainly whipped around.
Beaten and bruised tomatoes, peppers and green beans.
Some plants took the beating pretty hard.
Luckily no baby green beans were lost.
Happily staked tomato plant.
Twined and tied.
Some plants were close enough to the house to not be bothered.
Shine on, German sun!