I cut these peonies just before dinner, then had to photograph them about 7pm when the evening sunlight made them look extra beautiful. At 8:30 we finally made it out for ice-cream as I had promised, but we had to rush home after I mentioned how dark the sky was to the south of us. Maya was too worried about tornadoes to fall asleep. We showed her the radar on the computer and had her almost convinced that it probably wouldn't even rain here. It seemed as though the storms would all stay south of us. This just in.....thunder, lightning, pouring rain, and hail bigger than I have ever seen before. I wish that storm wouldn't have made a liar out of me. It makes my efforts to calm their fears less effective.