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.