First was the raining and flooding, and then yesterday came the wind. A wind storm blew through here with wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour. I’m so glad I was home or my poor garden would have really suffered. I was standing on the veranda (a/k/a my little bitty porch) catching a breeze when I heard a bunch of birds. I looked up and there were so many of those white birds that are usually at the beach. I can’t remember what kind of birds they are for the life of me. Anyway, the birds were flying kind of funny, like they had no control of which direction they were going in. Then the wind picked up and I saw tree leaves with small branches flying through the sky. That’s when the wind really picked up. The potted rhododendron and one of the raspberry plants got blown down, so I figured it would be better for me to lay all my pots down on the ground instead of having the wind knock everything down.
I stayed right there on the porch looking at the trees swaying in the wind. I honestly expected to see a funnel cloud develop in the sky because the wind was blowing so hard. As I’m standing there, a gust of wind knocked over a potted tree and continued on through the garden. I’m standing there looking at the pea trellis going from vertical heading to horizontal. I tried to use bamboo poles to strengthen the trellis, but then it started raining. And as much as I love the way those peas have grown, I thought I’d look pretty foolish standing in the rain and wind trying to keep the trellis vertical.
After the storm when I was assessing the damage, that’s when I saw all the stalks of the newly tasseling corn laying on the ground and the peas doing a gangsta lean. I was not a happy camper. Of course, it could have been worse. There were a lot of trees downed and people actually lost their lives as a result of the storm.
So, in honor of my fallen (soon to stay risen I hope) soldiers, here’s my first ever YouTube video. (Yes, I know. Too much time not doing things I need to do.)
**the video is only about a minute long, the music, one of my favorites, goes longer**