And the Wind Blew

December 2, 2011

Mid-morning the wind began blowing.  We had gusts up to 75 mph.  It blew into the night.  I arrived home from the office well after dark, hung on to the car door so it didn’t end up somewhere in the yard, leaned against the storm door so it didn’t become a flying saucer.  Inside the house, there were actually little ridges of dust near door and windows.  This morning when it became light (can’t see the sun because of a heavy cloud cover), this is what I found on the back patio.  The umbrella stand and table are wrought iron and a round of concrete.  It’s heavy enough that I need help to move it for sweeping.

Today we have been directed to expect rain/sleet/snow.  December = Winter — at least this year.


  1. jean from NM says:

    Wasn’t it grand? I won’t have to sweep my porch now since all the leaves that were there may be in Grants. But I’ll come help you set the table up!

  2. nancy says:

    We have had our share of wind here. I am suspecting a down tree in the back country as a neighbor informed me of roaming cattle. Oh Fun,there goes my weekend! I realy enjoyed the Lounge Lizard pic of Holmes, he looks so relaxed and at home there.

  3. Cheryl says:

    Wow! I heard about the horrible winds.

  4. Yikes! Glad you and your crew and home are ok!

    You have more snow than we do!