Well, winter has really arrived here. Monday was a 2 hour delay, no school today and no school again tomorrow (Wed.). We were with out power for about 6-8 hours but it came back earlier this afternoon. There are lots of trees and limbs down in the neighborhood. It was very surreal standing outside at 4:00 am this morning. Everything was very quiet then the creaking would start and limb or entire trees would come crashing down. Sometimes it was very close and I could watch the actual fall. Then the creaking and crashing would start again and it would be from several blocks away. I knew the moment we lost power. The transformer about 2 blocks away, made three loud popping sounds and I saw what looked like blue fireworks shoot out each time.
The holly trees are in my backyard.
The two pictures below are my across the street neighbor. Her house is still without power.
The first picture of the birdhouse was taken about 3:30 in the morning. The next was taken early this afternoon.
I just can't wait to see what the weather brings tonight.