In all the years of hearing about hailstorms, I'd never really experienced any hail larger than a snowflake. Until last August, when the warm skies opened and yielded an abundance of golfball-size hailstones. Seeing them fall was one thing. Hearing them land on the roof and windowpanes was quite another. This photo really doesn't do justice to the specimens you see on the grass through the trees. I should have provided a size reference (at Bose we always used a compact disc) but I was not about to go outside and be pelted.