Thursday, August 7, 2008
The Power of Wind
When I got home today it was still hot and sunny so we decided to take our usual afternoon walk. We knew rain was headed our way but we wanted to give it a try anyway. Well the sky turned very dark and then the wind hit. At first dust flew everywhere. Thank goodness we were close to home. We got in and closed the garage door just in time. The wind was blowing like crazy! The trees were every which way. We walked out on the patio(it wasn't raining yet) and watched. Then it happened. One of the trees in the next door neighbors yard popped. It missed the house behind them by inches. We decided to go in at this point. Then the rain started but the wind was still blowing like crazy. The news said we had 60 +- mile-an-hour winds.
I watched my poor plants get so blown over. My Mexican petunias are now laying on the ground as well as my cleome. The trellis that my cucumber grows on was turned over. Our patio umbrella came out of the table, luckily landing in our yard. I don't know what else may have happened. It's still raining. Hooray for that! What a way to end a hot, humid day.