Yesterday we experienced 35 mph winds, followed by rain and thunder that continued throughout the night. Fortunately, our home is sturdily built and suffered no storm damage. Our flowerbeds are a bit worse for the wear, but given a stretch of spring temperatures, they will recover.
Looking at the rock wall beyond the front porch pillar, you can see that the beautiful Iris are gone, victims of the storm.
These iris line the edge of our back yard. During the storm they were laid flat. Today they are upright again, but this year’s blooms are gone.
These are the rose hedges on each side of the driveway. Today they are battered and somewhat bedraggled, but they have bounced back before, and I expect they will soon be fully recovered. They were selected based on their reputation as tough survivors, and they have not disappointed.