This photo was taken earlier today. You can't see the downpour or the wind ripping through these trees but it was all happening. Still is! I'm saying my prayers these tall boys stand strong against the winds and rain.
These trees are in our backyard. The smell of fresh wood is strong when I open the door to peek out. A tree must be down close by. Our forsythia has been uprooted along with a rose of sharon bush. Our mailbox took off down the street earlier.
On a great note -- we still have power! The news reports say over 70% of the poor folks here in Virginia are now without power. I know the street behind us must be out because a generator can be heard in the distance.
I will keep good thoughts for all those this mean storm, Irene, is still coming to visit tonight. She sure is a slow moving storm. We've been having high winds with gusts up to 70+ since before noon today. It's a little bit scarey! Hopefully, by midnight or so, it should start to calm down some here in Chesterfield.
Take care all and if you are in this storm's path, please stay off the roads and keep safe. Oh and maybe DUCK!!