The potential of wind-driven rain led us to formulate a backup plan to a scheduled trip to Maine for apple picking this weekend. When Saturday dawned with a gale blowing sideways off the ocean, we cancelled that too. So, rather than a Saturday lunch in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, we puttered at home, changing over closets, cleaning up the basement.
Sunday, the rain stopped. I swept up five, five-gallon buckets-worth of acorns from the patio and collected a pile of fallen branches to use for kindling. Wind from the outskirts of Hurricane Joaquin, far out at sea, but destined to affect us to some degree Monday, will necessitate a repeat of these activities soon.
By mid-afternoon, cleanup was over and I got out with the camera. Made it all worth it somehow.
Since writing this post, I've learned of all the damaging flooding down south. Wishing all of you in the storm areas safety...and fast receding waters.