Sunday, April 26, 2015

April Showers

This particular shower was more of a storm.

We got more than 1.5 inches in the space of probably 15 or 20 minutes, along with high winds.  There wasn't much damage, fortunately.  Some of the aluminum cuffs we'd put around the young vegetable plants were blown across the yard, and the tomato plants got a bit battered.  A number of very small branches blew down-- nothing big.  A shepherd's hook holding a hanging basket and lantern fell over, as did a wire obelisk that I had plonked down temporarily in a flower bed.  (I've been gathering things that need a coat of paint.)

The two rose of Sharon trees flanking the covered patio were leaning toward the east, when it was all over.  They've done that in the past.  I guess it's something to do with their root system and/or the sandy soil in that location.  In any case, we've gently straightened them up, before, so I hope they'll be alright this time, too.  It does seem very likely that they'll be among the first to go if/when we have our next hurricane, though...  Well, they're speedy growers and can always be replaced, if need be.

Donald took this video during the storm: